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Left Front gets majority in Tripura
March 01, 2003 22:34 IST
The ruling Left Front in Tripura, in power continuously since 1992, on Saturday secured an absolute majority in the 60-member house, securing 40 seats.
The opposition Congress-Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura combine cobbled up 19 seats each of the 59 results declared so far.
Left Front major Communist Party of India (Marxist) itself secured absolute majority winning 36 seats, while partners RSP won two and CPI one.
Prominent winners from among the the outgoing Manik Sarkar government included Education Minister Anil Sarkar, Information Minister Jiten Chowdhury, Minorities Minister Faizur Rehaman, Industries Minister Pabitra Kar, Social Welfare Minister Bidhubhushan Malakar (all CPI-M) and Food and Civil Supplies Minister Gopal Das of RSP.
The winners in the opposition included former Chief Minister Samir Ranjan Burman [Congress], INPT president Bijoy Hrankhawl and former speaker Jyotirmoy Nath [Congress], while former chief minister Sudhir Ranjan Mazumdar, Leader of the Opposition Jawhar Saha [both Congress] and former minister, Ratimohan Jamatiya [INPT] lost.
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