Agartala, Jan 19: Tripura CPI-M on Wednesday wrote a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Tripura seeking for removal of all campaign materials from public properties. After the announcement of the poll dates in the three northesatern states of Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland, the model code of conduct has come into force in the states.
Tripura CPI-M state committee secretary Jitendra Chaudhury on Wednesday wrote a letter to the state CEO officer for holding free and fair elections in the State.
“It is imperative that the election commission direct the concerned authorities to remove all campaign materials including the images of various ministers, political leaders displayed in public properties, like government walls, electric posts, posts in road dividers, and in various government offices,” the letter said.
The letter further said, “Remove images of the ministers from government websites and stop display of any government achievement through the digital display boards set up in various points of Agartala town.”
Meanwhile, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced the polling date for Tripura assembly elections, which will be held on February 16 and counting of votes will be held on March 2.
BJP along with its ally IPFT routed the Left Front in Tripura in 2018, winning 44 seats in the 60-member assembly, ending the Left’s 25-year rule that started in 1993. CPI-M could secure only 16 seats in 2018.