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Former CM Manik Sarkar Not To Contest This Time


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Edited By: Oindrila Mukherjee

Last Updated: January 26, 2023, 00.33 IST

Agartala (Incl. Jogendranagar, India

Elections in Tripura The majority of their activities revolve around the former CM Manik Sarkar’s (L) legendary simplicity. (Image: AFP/File)

This This is just one of a number of major developments that have occurred ahead of the assembly election. Left The Congress This time, let’s not fight over differences but work together

Manik Sarkar, Tripura’s longest-serving chief minister from 1998 to 2018, has decided not to contest in the upcoming assembly elections. This This is just one in a series major developments that precede the polls. Left The Congress This is the time to put aside differences and fight together.

The CPI(M), which released its candidate list, will contest 43 seats. Congress Each of the 13 is accompanied by one. Forward Block CPI and an Independent. The list projects 24 new faces, which is almost 50 percent of CPI-M’s total candidates.

SarkarHe is well-known for his simple lifestyle and has pulled out of this battle, which experts consider significant. “He expressed his desire not to contest this election; we tried to convince him in the morning too but he was firm. He has expressed a desire to give his full strength in all seats than to give emphasis on one. We have given him due respect and relieved him,” CPI(M), secretary Jitendra Choudhry Telled News18.

It CPI(M), however, was not able to accept the offer. Sarkar’s decision but after rounds of meetings, the party finally accepted it. Sources Inside the party Sarkar wished to pass on the torch to the next generation. The polls in the state have more or less revolved around the tall leader’s legendary simplicity.

There are 24 new faces in the candidates’ list released by the CPI(M), which is making an effort to come across as a youth-friendly party.

While Former West Bengal CM Jyoti Basu In 2006, at 85 years old, he resigned from the contesting of elections. Sarkar He is in his early 70s, and appears to be retiring as a politician.

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