Agartala: Security has been beefed-up near the Indo-Bangladesh border in light of the upcoming assembly polls in Tripura, which will be held on Sunday. The campaigning for the state legislative assembly election concluded on February 16.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are looking to root out the Communist Party of India (Marxist), which has been ruling the state for the past 25 years. While the Manik Sarkar-led government is looking to secure another term in the state.
The CPM is confident of retaining power in its bastion of Tripura in Sunday’s assembly elections and achieving a turnaround in the Left movement across the country, though the BJP is battling tooth and nail to oust the Left Front government.
In India’s 65-year-long electoral history, the country’s dominant Left party, the Communist Party of India has never been in direct confrontation with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).