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Campaign ends for Tripura civic polls

By Prabir Sil
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AGARTALA, Dec 7 - The month-long campaign for the upcoming civic elections in Tripura ended on Monday with all major political parties � Left Front, Congress and BJP leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters.

State Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who had been leading the Left�s campaign, addressed three rallies on Sunday, countering the opposition bid to convince the voters.

Speaking at the rallies, Sarkar sought votes for the development works being implemented by the Left regime while lashing out at the Congress for doing nothing for the State during their 37-year rule.

Opposition leader Sudip Roy Barman, PCC working president Asish Saha, MLA Gopal Roy and Youth Congress president Sushanta Chowdhury also addressed several rallies during the party�s campaign to make a comeback through the civic elections.

BJP was not far behind when it came to campaign for the civic elections. Party leaders like Roopa Ganguly, Rahul Sinha and Sunil Deodhar addressed rallies in support of party candidates.

The December 9 elections to the prestigious Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and nineteen Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats are set to witness triangular contests with all major political parties � Left Front, Congress and BJP contesting the battle of ballots separately.

Altogether 175 candidates are contesting in 49 Wards of civic bodies. Of the total aspirants, the CPM has 42 candidates while the Congress has fielded 49 candidates. BJP has also put up 49 contestants in the fray.

�Since there is no electoral understanding in opposition camp due to �compulsion�, a triangular fight in all 49 Wards is inevitable�, said a senior leader of the CPM. We are confident to sweep the newly-floated Municipal Corporation�, he added.

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Campaign ends for Tripura civic polls

AGARTALA, Dec 7 - The month-long campaign for the upcoming civic elections in Tripura ended on Monday with all major political parties � Left Front, Congress and BJP leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters.

State Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who had been leading the Left�s campaign, addressed three rallies on Sunday, countering the opposition bid to convince the voters.

Speaking at the rallies, Sarkar sought votes for the development works being implemented by the Left regime while lashing out at the Congress for doing nothing for the State during their 37-year rule.

Opposition leader Sudip Roy Barman, PCC working president Asish Saha, MLA Gopal Roy and Youth Congress president Sushanta Chowdhury also addressed several rallies during the party�s campaign to make a comeback through the civic elections.

BJP was not far behind when it came to campaign for the civic elections. Party leaders like Roopa Ganguly, Rahul Sinha and Sunil Deodhar addressed rallies in support of party candidates.

The December 9 elections to the prestigious Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and nineteen Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats are set to witness triangular contests with all major political parties � Left Front, Congress and BJP contesting the battle of ballots separately.

Altogether 175 candidates are contesting in 49 Wards of civic bodies. Of the total aspirants, the CPM has 42 candidates while the Congress has fielded 49 candidates. BJP has also put up 49 contestants in the fray.

�Since there is no electoral understanding in opposition camp due to �compulsion�, a triangular fight in all 49 Wards is inevitable�, said a senior leader of the CPM. We are confident to sweep the newly-floated Municipal Corporation�, he added.