- Abhijit Nath, NET Correspondent, Tripura
Agartala, March 18, 2022 : Tripura Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party president (BJP) – Prof Dr Manik Saha has announced the party’s management team for the forthcoming bye-elections in the four assembly seats.
The party is yet to announce the name of the candidates for the seats. The assembly constituencies are : 57-Yubarajnagar, 46-Surma, 06-Agartala and 08-Town Bardowali.
The Yubarajnagar assembly constituency went vacant after the death of CPIM MLA Ramendra Chandra Nath, Surma MLA Asish Das was disqualified due to anti-party activities, while Agartala’s MLA Sudip Roy Barman and Town Bardowali’s MLA Asish Kumar Saha resigned from their legislature post last month.
The management teams include eight ministers and 3 party functionaries, of which Tinku Roy has been made convenor for Yubarajnagar, while ARDD minister Bhagaban Das and Social Welfare and Social Education Minister, Santana Chakma are in-charge and co-in-charge respectively.
In Surma, Jadablal Nath has been named convenor, Agriculture minister Pranajit Singha Roy and Industries minister, Manoj Kanti Deb have been made the in-charge and co-in-charge.
For Agartala, Amit Rakshit has been given the responsibility of convenor to Deputy chief minister – Jishnu Dev Varma and Information & Cultural Affairs (ICA) minister – Sushanta Chowdhury are made in-charge and co-in-charges.
In Bardowali, Rajib Bhattacharjee has been made the convenor, while Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath has been given the responsibility of in-charge and Cooperative minister Ram Prasad Paul has been made the co-in-charge.
The dates for the by-elections are likely to be announced shortly for which the ruling BJP has started preparations and the names of the possible candidates are likely to be shortlisted after the end of the budget session and Rajya Sabha elections slated on March 31 next.