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Tripura Assembly Elections: Polling Begins Amid High Security

Tripura Assembly Elections: Polling Begins Amid High SecurityRepresentative image. Credit: PTI Agartala: Polling in the Tripura assembly election began on a peaceful note at 7 am today (February 18) amid massive security arrangements. Voting is being held in 59 of the total 60 seats due to the death of the CPI(M) candidate for the Charilam constituency,… Read More »

On March 3, the Real Loser in Tripura Will Not be Left or BJP, But Congress

On March 3, the Real Loser in Tripura Will Not be Left or BJP, But CongressDisregard for local leaders and dependence on the Left may push the ‘grand old party’ to the third position in Tripura for the first time in the state’s history. Congress president Rahul Gandhi held a rally in a crucial tribal area… Read More »

Will the 2018 Tripura Elections Be 2008 All Over Again?

Will the 2018 Tripura Elections Be 2008 All Over Again?The BJP in its current campaign seems to be raising the issues that were raised by the Congress in 2008. The difference is the intensity in the BJP’s ongoing campaign. Crowds gathered for PM Modi’s rally in Tripura on Thursday. Credit: Twitter/PMO Agartala (Tripura): On February… Read More »

Why BJP Is Capturing the Imagination of Tripura’s Young Voters

Why BJP Is Capturing the Imagination of Tripura’s Young VotersThe Left Font government has been in power in the state for the past 25 years and just the possibility of change seems exciting to many young people. BJP and CPI(M) flags can be seen lining roads across Tripura. Credit: Akhil Kumar Agartala: In what is… Read More »

Interview: Tripura CM Manik Sarkar on How The Left Plans to Fight BJP

Interview: Tripura CM Manik Sarkar on How The Left Plans to Fight BJPSpeaking to The Wire, the four-time Tripura chief minister discusses the Left Front’s strategy to fight the BJP, the possible impact of anti-incumbency in the assembly elections, unemployment in the state and more.  Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty: The BJP has mounted a huge… Read More »