AGARTALA, Sept 3 - The ruling BJP today announced that Mimi Majumder would be its candidate for the by-election to the Badharghat Assembly seat.
The by-election to the Badharghat constituency will be held on September 23. The by-poll was necessitated due to the death of sitting BJP MLA Dilip Sarkar.
The BJP announced that Majumder, a school teacher, would be its candidate for the by-election. The Opposition CPI(M) and the Congress have already announced the names of their candidates for the by-poll.
The CPI(M) has fielded Bulti Biswas for the by-election, while the Congress has already announced that Ratan Das will be its candidate for the Badharghat by-poll.
Both Biswas and Das had contested the Badharghat seat in last year�s Assembly election, but lost to Sarkar in the polls.
Tripura Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti said the notification for the by-election was made on August 28 and the last date for filing of nomination is September 4. The last date of withdrawal of nomination is September 7 and the counting will be held on September 27. � PTI