In the last assembly elections, the voter turnout was 91.82%.
Voting is being held in 59 of the total 60 seats due to the death of the CPI(M) candidate for the Charilam constituency six days ago.
Disregard for local leaders and dependence on the Left may push the ‘grand old party’ to the third position in Tripura for the first time in the state’s history.
The BJP in its current campaign seems to be raising the issues that were raised by the Congress in 2008. The difference is the intensity in the BJP’s ongoing campaign.
The Left Front government has been in power in the state for the past 25 years and just the possibility of change seems exciting to many young people.
Speaking to The Wire, the four-time Tripura chief minister discusses the Left Front’s strategy to fight the BJP, the possible impact of anti-incumbency in the assembly elections, unemployment in the state and more.
Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), talks about the internal debate in his party about joining forces with the Congress, his proposed move to impeach the Chief Justice of India, strategies to counter the BJP and the upcoming Tripura assembly elections.
Doval, India’s most powerful security bureaucrat, reportedly attended a BJP-RSS meeting where election strategies for three Northeastern states were discussed.