51 BJP contestants file nominations in Tripura on last day
Agartala: All 51 candidates of opposition BJP submitted their nomination papers on the last day today for the February 18 assembly poll in Tripura.
Nine contestants of the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT), with which the BJP had forged a poll alliance, had filed their nominations yesterday, IPFT supremo N C Debbarma said.
Additional Chief Electoral Officer of Tripura, Tapas Roy said many nomination papers were filed for the 60-member assembly during the day, but their total number is yet to be computed. BJP state president Biplab Kumar Deb, who filed his nomination from Banamalipur assembly constituency during the day said, "Parivartan or change of the Left regime in the state is imminent. None can stop it".
CLP leader Gopal Chandra Roy too filed his nomination from Banamalipur, his home turf.
"It was always proved that Congress is the only alternative to the Left. People will extend their support to the Congress in the coming elections. BJP cannot be the choice of people," he told reporters after filing the nominations.