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A week ahead of February 18 Tripura polls, CPI-M candidate dies

IANS  |  Agartala 

A week ahead of the February 18 Assembly elections, a sitting CPI-M and candidate in Charilam in western died on Sunday evening due to cardiac arrest, an said here.

"The sitting and Communist Party of India-Marxist candidate for Charilam (Scheduled Tribe) seat, Ramendra Narayan Debbarma, died at the and Hospital, where he was admitted in the afternoon with chest pain," an said.

The said the election in Charilam would be countermanded as per electoral laws. There were five candidates, including Debbarma, in the fray.

Debbarma, 68, after his retirement from government service in 2012, had contested the 2013 assembly polls from Charilam in western and won. The CPI-M renominated him this time.

CPI-M expressed over the death.

The CPI-M-led Left Front has fielded Nimal Biswas as its candidate in Khowai seat in western in place of Biswajit Datta, who was hospitalised for a few days due to serious

Biswas is a former of the CPI-M's student wing Student Federation of

CPI-M candidate for Krishnapur (ST) and too remained admitted in and Hospital for several days due to

Polling will be held for the 60-seat Tripura assembly on February 18 and counting of votes will be on March 3.



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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 21:00 IST