Thursday, February 28, 2013

Left Front poised for landslide win in Tripura

AGARTALA, February 28, 2013 PTI

The Left Front in Tripura got an absolute majority on Thursday with the CPI(M) bagging 41 seats and the CPI one in the 60-member Assembly.

The Left Front returns to power for a fifth straight term since 1993 and is headed for a two-thirds majority.

Congress has wound up with seven seats and was leading in seven constituencies while its ally INPT and NCT have drawn a blank so far.

Prominent winners of the Left Front are Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, Jail Minister, Manindra Reang, Finance Minister Badal Chowdhury, Agriculture Minister Aghore Debbarma and Industries Minister Jitendra Chowdhury.

Mr. Sarkar won the Dhanpur Assembly seat defeating his nearest Congress rival Shah Alam by 6,017 votes.

Congress candidate Jitendra Sarkar has won from Barjala. Mr. Jitendra Sarkar, a former Speaker, had joined Congress.
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