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BJP nominates candidate for Tripura by-poll

 AGARTALA, Sept 3 - The ruling BJP today announced that Mimi Majumder would be its candidate for the by-election to the Badharghat Assembly seat.

 The by-election to the Badharghat constituency will be held on September 23. The by-poll was necessitated due to the death of sitting BJP MLA Dilip Sarkar.

The BJP announced that Majumder, a school teacher, would be its candidate for the by-election. The Opposition CPI(M) and the Congress have already announced the names of their candidates for the by-poll.

The CPI(M) has fielded Bulti Biswas for the by-election, while the Congress has already announced that Ratan Das will be its candidate for the Badharghat by-poll.

Both Biswas and Das had contested the Badharghat seat in last year’s Assembly election, but lost to Sarkar in the polls.

Tripura Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti said the notification for the by-election was made on August 28 and the last date for filing of nomination is September 4. The last date of withdrawal of nomination is September 7 and the counting will be held on September 27. – PTI

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