The CPI-M argued that Md Moboshar Ali neither resigned as an MLA of the party nor did it expel him and as such, he is still its member.
The Left fielded candidates in 47 of them and allotted the remaining 13 to Congress. However, the grand old party set up candidates in 17 seats.
The tribe-based party released its third list of 12 candidates on the last day of filing nominations on Monday.
The BJP is facing a challenge this election but the Assam CM exuded confidence the party would better its 2018 results.
The BJP has managed to revive its alliance with the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), thereby staving off an attempt of the party’s merger with TIPRA Motha.
Elections for the 60-member Tripura assembly are scheduled for February 16.
Bhowmik, who rose through the ranks in the party, will contest from the Dhanpur seat. She had lost the last election to the then Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.
The Congress and the Left parties forged a pre-poll alliance in Tripura for the first time this election.
It has the names of 11 women, including Union minister Pratima Bhowmik, and two Muslim candidates. Some 15 candidates are first-timers.
The TIPRA Motha made it absolutely clear that it would forge an alliance with any party, including the BJP, only if there is a written commitment on the demand.
This time, not only the tribal parties demanding ‘Greater Tipraland’ have come closer but also Congress and CPM have allied, severely obstructing the BJP’s attempt to return to power.
Tripura Trinamool Congress president Pijush Kanti Biswas said TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister will arrive in Tripura on February 6 to campaign for party candidates.
The assurance was given to a nine-member team of the CPI(M) and the Congress when the delegation met the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Gitte Kirankumar Dinakarrao.
A record of 65,044 new voters were included in the final electoral rolls. To ensure free and fair elections, webcasting will be done in all the 3,328 polling booths.
“Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, Tripura were asked to explain as to why the situation escalated despite a sufficient number of CAPF personnel deployed in the State.
Tripura is seeing the rise of a new regional alliance of tribal parties and a shrill campaign for a tribal homeland.
Alleged BJP supporters, had attacked Congress workers during a bike rally at Jirania in West Tripura district on January 18, EC said the three cops failed to take “appropriate action” on time.
The Commission has appointed three special observers to take stock of the situation in Tripura, suspends 'guilty' officials for not taking appropriate action in time.
The incident occurred in the Dhalai district on Wednesday evening. The police arrested four persons named in an FIR lodged by the family of the deceased.
The Congress and the Left are trying to regain the ground by stitching up an alliance.