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Tripura likely to witness multi-cornered LS polls

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AGARTALA, March 26 - Altogether 28 nomination papers of candidates belonging to different political parties have been submitted for the two Parliamentary constituencies � West Tripura and East Tripura � in the State. A record 18 nominations were received for the West Tripura Lok Sabha constituency which goes to polls on April 11, while 10 nomination papers were filed for the East Tripura seat for which polling will be held on April 18, official sources said today.

Both the Lok Sabha constituencies are likely to witness multi-cornered contests as all the major political parties are in the electoral fray. With the filing of nomination papers getting over, political parties are now gearing up for election campaigns to woo the voters.

Meanwhile, the impasse over electoral adjustment between the BJP and the IPFT still persists even as leaders of both parties are striving to clinch a deal. If the adjustment is not accomplished, there will be a friendly contest between the two partners of the coalition Government in the State.

BJP national president Amit Shah is arriving here on Thursday to oversee the party�s preparations for the upcoming election as well as to issue directives to party leaders as to how to conduct the poll campaign.

During the visit, Shah will take part in a road show in the capital town on March 28. Party sources said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also scheduled to visit the State to address an election rally at Udaipur in Gomati district on April 6.

The Congress is also not far behind the ruling BJP with Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sachin Pilot, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Mukul Sagnma slated to hit the party�s campaign trail.

On the other hand, the CPI(M) is focusing on a small campaign instead of organising big rallies. However, on the last leg of the campaign, CPI(M) leaders Sitaram Yechury, Prakash Karat and Brinda Karat may join the campaign.

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Tripura likely to witness multi-cornered LS polls

AGARTALA, March 26 - Altogether 28 nomination papers of candidates belonging to different political parties have been submitted for the two Parliamentary constituencies � West Tripura and East Tripura � in the State. A record 18 nominations were received for the West Tripura Lok Sabha constituency which goes to polls on April 11, while 10 nomination papers were filed for the East Tripura seat for which polling will be held on April 18, official sources said today.

Both the Lok Sabha constituencies are likely to witness multi-cornered contests as all the major political parties are in the electoral fray. With the filing of nomination papers getting over, political parties are now gearing up for election campaigns to woo the voters.

Meanwhile, the impasse over electoral adjustment between the BJP and the IPFT still persists even as leaders of both parties are striving to clinch a deal. If the adjustment is not accomplished, there will be a friendly contest between the two partners of the coalition Government in the State.

BJP national president Amit Shah is arriving here on Thursday to oversee the party�s preparations for the upcoming election as well as to issue directives to party leaders as to how to conduct the poll campaign.

During the visit, Shah will take part in a road show in the capital town on March 28. Party sources said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also scheduled to visit the State to address an election rally at Udaipur in Gomati district on April 6.

The Congress is also not far behind the ruling BJP with Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sachin Pilot, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Mukul Sagnma slated to hit the party�s campaign trail.

On the other hand, the CPI(M) is focusing on a small campaign instead of organising big rallies. However, on the last leg of the campaign, CPI(M) leaders Sitaram Yechury, Prakash Karat and Brinda Karat may join the campaign.