Tripura: BJP vice president says ‘No’ to allotted assembly constituency; refuses to cite reason

Tripura: BJP vice president says ‘No’ to allotted assembly constituency; refuses to cite reason

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AGARTALA: Tripura BJP vice president Subal Bhowmik on Sunday said he would not contest from his allotted constituency in forthcoming assembly election. Bhowmik was chosen for 22 Sonamura assembly constituency by the BJP central election committee (CEC).

Speaking to reporters here this afternoon, Bhowmik said he was not interested to contest from Sonamura constituency. He refused to give reasons but said he was sure that he wouldn't budge from his decision.

Asked about reaction on Bhowmik's statement, BJP state in-charge Sunil Deodhar said he was unaware of such objections raised by the state leader.

"I am not aware of these issues. But I can assure you he will contest from Sonamura itself", Deodhar told over phone.

Subal Bhowmik won from Sonamura assembly constituency in 2008 as a Congress candidate. The seat underwent changes in demographic composition since delimitation of assembly constituencies ahead of 2013 assembly polls.

BJP announced a list of 44 candidates yesterday from New Delhi. The party is scheduled to contest in 51 out of 60 assembly constituency seats in the state. The party earlier forged alliance with Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) in nine seats.

On the rest seats, Deodhar said his party would announce candidates for them on Monday.

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