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AGARTALA, Jan 29 - Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and his four cabinet colleagues filed their nominations today for the ensuing assembly elections. Tripura is set to go to polls on February 18 and the results for all 60 assembly constituencies of the State will be announced on March 3. Returning Officer (RO) Manik Lal Das received the nomination papers in the SDM office at Sonamura amidst tight security.

Sarkar will contest the election from his home turf Dhanpur in Sipahijala district. He has been in office since 1998, having won the election from this constituency for four consecutive terms.

�This time, we will win the elections by a wider margin and set an example in the country,� Sarkar told reporters after filing the nominations. The Left Front has been in power in Tripura since 1993.

Sports Minister Shahid Chowdhury also filed his nomination from Boxanagar constituency of the same district.

State Forest Minister Naresh Jamatiya and Drinking Water Supply Minister Ratan Bhaumick submitted their papers from Bagma (ST) and Kakrabon seats of Gomati district.

Tripura Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty filed his documents from Chandipur constituency in North Tripura district. Besides Sarkar and his cabinet ministers, at least 20 MLAs of the ruling Left Front filed their nominations today from different parts of the State. Almost all the Left Front candidates submitted their papers to the respective ROs, although the State election department is yet to come up with the exact number of nomination papers filed. The last date of filing nominations in the State is January 31. (with PTI inputs)

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CM, cabinet ministers file nominations

AGARTALA, Jan 29 - Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and his four cabinet colleagues filed their nominations today for the ensuing assembly elections. Tripura is set to go to polls on February 18 and the results for all 60 assembly constituencies of the State will be announced on March 3. Returning Officer (RO) Manik Lal Das received the nomination papers in the SDM office at Sonamura amidst tight security.

Sarkar will contest the election from his home turf Dhanpur in Sipahijala district. He has been in office since 1998, having won the election from this constituency for four consecutive terms.

�This time, we will win the elections by a wider margin and set an example in the country,� Sarkar told reporters after filing the nominations. The Left Front has been in power in Tripura since 1993.

Sports Minister Shahid Chowdhury also filed his nomination from Boxanagar constituency of the same district.

State Forest Minister Naresh Jamatiya and Drinking Water Supply Minister Ratan Bhaumick submitted their papers from Bagma (ST) and Kakrabon seats of Gomati district.

Tripura Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty filed his documents from Chandipur constituency in North Tripura district. Besides Sarkar and his cabinet ministers, at least 20 MLAs of the ruling Left Front filed their nominations today from different parts of the State. Almost all the Left Front candidates submitted their papers to the respective ROs, although the State election department is yet to come up with the exact number of nomination papers filed. The last date of filing nominations in the State is January 31. (with PTI inputs)