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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: CPI(M) will aim to keep its stronghold of Tripura East

Tripura goes to polls in the first two phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019 and votes will be counted on May 23.

constituency-watch Updated: Apr 15, 2019 10:05 IST

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West Midnapore: Women stand in a queue to cast their vote for Panchayat election at a polling station in West Midnapore district of West Bengal on Monday.( PTI Photo) (PTI5_14_2018_000036B)
West Midnapore: Women stand in a queue to cast their vote for Panchayat election at a polling station in West Midnapore district of West Bengal on Monday.( PTI Photo) (PTI5_14_2018_000036B)(PTI)
         

One of the two parliamentary constituencies in Tripura, Tripura East has been the citadel of the Communist Party of India(Marxist) since 1996.

The CPI(M) has renominated Jitendra Choudhury for the predominantly tribal Tripura East Lok Sabha seat.

Jitendra Choudhury will be up against BJP’s candidate Rebati Tripura. Congress has fielded Pragya Deb Burman, a member of the royal family in the state, Tripura East seat.

The Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), a regional ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Tripura, has named its president and revenue minister NC Debabarma for the constituency.

READ: All about Lok Sabha elections 2019

Tripura goes to polls in the first two phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019 and votes will be counted on May 23.

Here are some details about the Tripura East Lok Sabha seat:

State: Tripura

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Tripura East

2019 candidates: Jitendra Choudhury (CPI-M), Rebati Tripura (BJP), Pragya Deb Burman (Congress)

Polling date: April 18

Sitting MP, party: Jitendra Choudhury, CPI(M)

Winning margin in 2014: 484,358

Runner up name, party: Sachitra Debburma, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 951,110

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 83.41%

Number of women voters in 2014: 558,670

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,490

First Published: Apr 06, 2019 17:23 IST

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