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Ex-Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb becomes BJP nominee in LS poll replacing MoS Pratima Bhoumik

Agartala, Mar 2 (UNI) Replacing Union Minister of State for Social Welfare and Empowerment Pratima Bhoumik, BJP on Saturday named a sitting Rajya Sabha member from Tripura and former Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb as BJP candidate for West Tripura Lok Sabha seat.
The party’s nomination of Deb has brought a wave of celebration among his followers. The Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha has also congratulated him for being nominated as candidate of the party and said, “The winning of Deb and formation of NDA government under Narendra Modi for third time are only a matter of time and people are waiting to celebrate.”
The party sources said the candidate for the East Tripura tribal reserved seat will be announced in the second list of BJP nominees likely to be in next week. After signing an agreement with the main opposition TIPRA Motha, BJP has reportedly been in strategic talks with former party leaders to secure the victory, sources said.
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Vigilance along border in run-up to election in Meghalaya

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Shillong, April 15 (UNI) Vigilance by the police and paramilitary forces has been mounted along the Meghalaya-Assam inter-state boundary and the international border that the state shares with neighbouring Bangladesh in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, scheduled for April 19.
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Meghalaya LS polls- sitting MPs struggle to hold on to their seats

16 Apr 2024 | 9:18 PM

Shillong, Apr 16 (UNI) The sitting MPs from Shillong and Tura seats are struggling to retain their seats with electorates' sentiments seemingly against their candidatures and barely three days left to salvage their images before polls are held on April 19.

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Meghalaya: NPP win will ensure more Christian representation: BJP

16 Apr 2024 | 9:01 PM

Shillong, Apr 16 (UNI) The BJP has stated that the victory of candidates of its ally National People’s Party (NPP) in Christian-majority Meghalaya would ensure a “strong Christian representation” in the government at the Centre, which would be formed by the NDA.

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Arunachal: Tight security in place for free, fair polls

16 Apr 2024 | 8:29 PM

Itanagar, April 16 (UNI) Tight security arrangements have been made across Arunachal Pradesh including East Siang district for the simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assembly to be held on April 19.

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Odisha: Man sentenced to 10 years RI for raping a married women

16 Apr 2024 | 8:03 PM

Kendrapara (Odisha), Apr 16 (UNI) Ad-hoc Additional Session Judge (Fast Track Special Court), Tribikram Keshari Chinhara on Tuesday sentenced a man to 10 years of Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) and imposed a fine amount of Rs 31,000 for raping a married woman.

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