BJP, IPFT to contest 2019 Lok Sabha election separately

  • | Wednesday | 4th July, 2018

But they (BJP) have put their party leaders in charge of both Lok Sabha seats without discussing with us. Our state in-charge Sunil Deodhar earlier announced that BJP would contest in all the two seats of the Lok Sabha alone. It is not that BJP and IPFT will contest all the elections together. We were forced to take this step and contest alone," the IPFT leader said.The IPFT has a significant presence in both East Tripura (ST reserve) and West Tripura Lok Sabha seats, which are currently held by the CPI(M).When contacted, BJP spokesperson Mrinal Kanti Deb said, "The alliance of BJP with IPFT was formed for the last Assembly election held in February. "Deb, however, said the decision will have no impact on the present government.The BJP had electoral alliance Shiv Sena in Maharastra in state elections, but later the two parties fought several elections separately having no impact on the government.

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