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Tripura congress to begin poll exercise

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Agartala: All the sitting Congress MLAs will get party tickets in the next Assembly election scheduled to be held early next year, sources confirmed here on Wedensday. After having necessary homework, the three-member panel headed by Birajit Sinha placed the list of party’s potential candidate for all the 60 Assembly seats before the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) election committee at Congress Bhavan here.

According to the list, all the sitting party legislators will get ticket while the panel considered former PCC president Samir Ranjan Barman lone potential candidate in Bishalgarh constituency. Two MLAs, Surajit Dutta and Subal Bhowmik skipped the important meeting citing their personal reason. Apart from Barman and the other ten MLAs, the panel proposed three-four-five potential candidates for each constituency, according to sources. However, it was not known names of potential candidates for the party.

However, sources confirmed the list comprises 125 names against 40 Assembly constituencies. The list of potential candidates will be forwarded to the screening committee to short list further. AICC general secretary Luizinho Faleiro and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi are included in the screening committee. The short-listed names will then be placed before the Central Election Committee (CEC), which is headed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi for taking the final decisions on the fate of the potential candidates.

Initially, the PCC election committee has not earmarked seats for INPT.

“ Once the seat sharing deal with INPT is finalized, party will not field any candidate where it will contest”, said a senior party who attended the meeting.

Sources claimed, the AICC may leave ten out of total 20 ST reserved seats to INPT in order to seal the seat sharing deal.

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