Tripura | Congress to contest in 60 seats: Former Union Minister
Thu, 18 Jan 2018|
By Our Correspondent, TNT News | AGARTALA, Jan 18, 2018:
With the declaration of Assembly polls in Tripura along with two other northeastern states – Meghalaya and Nagaland, the Congress is set to give a tough fight in the poll battle to oust the existing Left government.
The party would field candidates in all the 60 constituencies and is hopeful to form the government in March.
"Though the Congress lost its opposition tag in Tripura, the party workers are striving hard. It has been rumoured that we are not in position to contest in more than 15 seats, but the Congress would field candidates in 60 seats," said former Union Minister Akhilesh Kumar Singh while speaking at party's booth-level conference held at Rabindra Shatabarshiki Bhawan in Agartala on Thursday.
All India Congress Committee and Tripura in-charge – Bhupen Borah also boost up the booth-level workers and sounded confident to uproot the Left government in this elections.
He also blamed the NDA government for failing to keep its promises made before coming to power in the Centre.
" The Congress has concentrated to strengthen its booth committees to fight with the CPM. So, I urge all the booth-level workers to be focused on their job," said Borah.
Congress president Birajit Sinha and CLP Gopal Roy and others too were present in the conference.