Agartala, March 18: The Left Front’s candidate from West Tripura seat, Citu leader Shankar Prasad Dutta, today filed his nomination papers before returning officer and district magistrate and collector of West Tripura district, Abhishek Singh.
Before filing his papers, Dutta led a massive procession that paralysed Agartala for over an hour. DYFI president Pankaj Ghosh and secretary Amal Chakrborty accompanied him.
After filing his papers, Dutta briefly addressed party workers outside the district magistrate’s office. He urged them to spare no efforts to ensure that the Left Front wins both Lok Sabha seats in Tripura.
“The Left forces in the entire country will be strengthened if we win here and the task of forming a non-Congress and non-BJP alternative government will be become easier,” Dutta said.
The CPM’s candidate from East Tripura (ST) seat — veteran indigenous leader Jiten Chowdhury — will file his nomination at Ambassa, headquarters of Dhalai district, on March 21, CPM office secretary Haripada Das said.
“He is busy campaigning in different parts of East Tripura and will file his nomination with the returning officer and district magistrate and collector of Dhalai, Prashant Kumar Goel, on March 21,” Das said.
The Congress candidate for West Tripura, retired professor Arunoday Saha, will file his nomination on Thursday. Saha was the former vice-chancellor of Tripura Central University.
“Our candidate for East Tripura (ST) seat, retired headmaster Sachitra Debbarma, will file his papers at Ambassa on Monday,” said senior Congress leader Sudip Roy Barman.
The Trinamul Congress’s state chairman and candidate for West Tripura seat, Ratan Chakraborty, is all set to file his nomination tomorrow.
“I will file papers tomorrow but our candidate for East Tripura (ST) seat, Bhriguram Reang, will file his nomination after Thursday. The date has not yet been decided. Our observer for Tripura Sabyasachi Dutta is expected to arrive tomorrow morning from Calcutta to be with us at the time of filing nominations,” Chakraborty said.