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BJP hopeful to win both Lok Sabha seats in Tripura

  • Published at 11:42 pm September 17th, 2018
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb gestures during the swearing-in ceremony of Tripura legislative assembly at Assam Rifles ground in Agartala on March 9, 2018AFP
File phoro of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb AFP

It should be noted that Tripura has two Lok Sabha seats

India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders hopeful to win both the two Lok Sabha (lower house) seats in the northeast Indian state of Tripura in 2019 election during a high-level meeting which was held in Agartala on Sunday.

According to sources in the BJP Tripura unit, General Secretary Ram Madhav stated that in the last six months, the BJP-IPFT coalition government has taken pro-people measures. Among them, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s fight against narcotics has received wide appreciation. It has caught countrywide attention as well.

“The BJP party leadership is fully confident that it is going to win both the Lok Sabha seats in Tripura owing to the good work done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last four years and also due to the good work carried by the State Government in Tripura for the last six months,” the BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav stated in the meeting optimistically.

Striking a similar note, BJP National Secretary and Tripura Central Observer Sunil Deodhar told reporters, “The Lok Sabha polls are ahead and we are not only going to win both the Tripura Lok Sabha seats by a huge margin but also aspire that the opposition lose their security deposits. They have totally lost their base and this reality has been reflected in the Panchayat bypolls where they even could not find candidates to contest.”

It should be noted that Tripura has two Lok Sabha seats.

The IPFT leaders told reporters that they did not discuss seat-sharing with their senior ally, BJP. And in such a situation, they are ‘possibly’ going to contest in both the Lok Sabha seats.

Apart from Ram Madhav and Sunil Deodhar, the meeting was attended by Chief Minister and BJP State President Biplab Kumar Deb, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarman, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath, Health Minister Sudip Roy Burman, Revenue Minister and IPFT President N C Debbarma, IPFT General Secretary Mewar Kumar Jamatia and senior leaders of both the parties.

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