AGARTALA, Jan 28 - Clearing all doubts, AICC�declared candidates for 56 Assembly constituencies of the total 60-member Tripura Assembly shutting doors for alliance talks with Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT), a regional tribal party of the state.
�Altogether 56 seats have been cleared after unanimous decision of Congress Election Committee (CEC) headed by AICC general secretary Oscar Fernandes in Delhi on Saturday�, PCC spokesman Harekrishna Bhowmik told the media in the Congress Bhavan here.
Congress has decided to fight in the ensuing Assembly elections without any alliance with the tribal parties and high-level talks are going on between AICC president Rahul Gandhi and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee for seat adjustment, he said.
Bhowmik said initially Congress has declared the names of 56 candidates, but there are strong possibilities for seat adjustment with Trinamool Congress. As per the candidates� list of Congress, only two MLAs Gopal Chandra Roy and PCC president Birajit Sinha will contest from 9-Banamalipur and 53-Kailasahar Assembly constituencies, their home turf.
Bhowmik further clarified that the party would not form any alliance with the tribal parties of Tripura and Congress will give�all-out effort to oust the Left Front government.
Even as the CPI (M)-led Left Front is well on completing the first round of the door-to-door campaign for the February 18�Assembly polls, the BJP Parliamentary board is yet to finalise nomination for 51 constituencies the party will fight in the polls.