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Postpone election in Charilam seat in Tripura till peace is restored: CPI(M)

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The CPI(M) today urged the to postpone the election in the Charilam assembly constituency in till peace and normalcy were restored.

The election in Tripura's 19-Charilam (ST) Assembly seat, which was postponed following the death of (M) candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma, would be held on March 12.

Debbarma died of a while campaigning on February 11.

CPI(M) leader M A Baby met and handed over a memorandum alleging that the ruling had unleashed a reign of terror and violence against CPI(M) workers and supporters in the state.

"With a view to vitiating the peaceful election and winning the seat in Charilam, the ruling party, the BJP, has let loose a reign of terror and violence against the CPI(M) and the Left Front. In such a situation, a fair and peaceful poll in the constituency is not possible. Therefore, we request you to postpone the election in 19-Charilam Assembly Constituency till peace and normalcy is restored," the memorandum said.

has submitted a list of its leaders and members whose house had been attacked, ransacked and looted.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 17:35 IST