Agartala, Sep 3: All three major political parties of Tripura have announced their candidates for the bye-election to Badharghat assembly constituency here.
While BJP fielded a new face - headmistress of a school, both congress and CPI (M) retained old faces for the elections.
As decided by the state BJP, party’s national working president J P Nadda last night announced Mimi Majumder, a teacher by profession as BJP's candidate in Badharghat along with candidates’ for a by-election to three different state assemblies and two Rajyasabha seats.
BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharjee said, “Mimi Majumder is a highly qualified and dedicated worker of the party and she was chosen by the democratic process within the party. Moreover, there was a tradition in Tripura that fighting election was more or less family-oriented but present president Biplab Kumar Deb broke it in last assembly elections.”
Meanwhile, Congress re-nominated Ratan Das, who contested the election from Badharghat assembly election in February 2018 for the bye-elections. The CPI (M) has fielded Bulti Karmakar as Left Front nominee for the bye-election.
The bye-election is scheduled on Sept 23 and the last date for filing of nomination is tomorrow. (UNI)