Tripura Assembly Election 2018: Rahul to Address Rally on Last Day of Campaigning
Agartala, February 16: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will campaign in the poll-bound state Tripura on Friday. He will address a public meeting at Ramkrishna Mahavidyalaya Stadium Ground in Unakoti district.
Today is the last day of campaigning in the state which goes to polls on February 18. The result will be declared on March 3.
The CPI(M)-led Left Front government is ruling Tripura for 35 years since 1978 sans a gap of five years from 1988 to 1993. A coalition of Congress and now-defunct Tripura Upajati Juba Samiti ruled the state during that five years.
The BJP is contesting 51 out of the 60 Assembly seats, while its ally Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) is fighting on nine seats.
The Congress had fielded candidates for all the 60 seats in the state, but one of them withdrew his nomination later.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which had faced a jolt last year in the state after six of its MLAs joined the BJP, has formed an alliance with the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) and the National Conference of Tripura for the upcoming election.
The Mamata Banerjee-led party has fielded candidates from 24 constituencies in the north-eastern state.
With inputs from Agencies