Tripura | Congress to contest all by-poll seats in state
AGARTALA | September 4, 2018:
On September 20, the opposition Congress will be contesting all the seat in the by-poll which fell vacant due to the resignation of the office bearers after the BJP-Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura took oath on March 9.
While addressing a media conference on Monday afternoon, Tripura PCC president Birajit Sinha said that the government should take the responsibility to maintain law and order during the election. If the democratic atmosphere does not go well during the election, the party members will be taking actions, he said.
He also said the party has already started the process for selection of candidates at the block level. "We also started to declare the names of in-charges of Congress in all the blocks of the state for the September 30 by-poll."
Earlier on August 20, CPM state secretary Bijan Dhar said, "We are well aware that the state election department has taken initiative to hold the by-polls for the vacant posts in the three-tier panchayat bodies. We demand that before conducting the by-polls, the authorities concerned must ensure the proper democratic atmosphere in the state so that the Opposition parties could participate the elections in a peaceful situation."
He alleged that a large number of people's representatives had to resign after the BJP-IPFT government was formed in March because of huge pressure on them.
On another issue, Sinha said the party would submit a memorandum to Tripura governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on September 20 on Rafale aircraft deal.
"On September 20, we will organize a rally from Congress Bhawan here and will submit a memorandum to the governor as part of our nationwide protest. All India Youth Congress president Keshav Chand Jadav and vice-president Srinibah B.V. will join the rally. We named this campaign Bharat Bachao Rafael Ghotala," he said.
Sinha said that on September 20, they will organize a rally from Congress Bhawan and will also submit a memorandum to the governor as part of the nationwide protest. All India Youth Congress president Keshav Chand Jadav and vice-president Srinibah B.V. will also be joining the rally. The campaign will be named as Bharat Bachao Rafael Ghotala, he said.
Source: The Telegraph
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