CPI-M heads for victory in Tripura

Agartala, May 16 (IANS): CPI-M candidates were Friday heading for victory in the two Lok Sabha seats in Left-ruled Tripura, officials said here.

Forest and Rural Development Minister Jitendra Choudhury was leading by 140,000 votes over Sachitra Debbarma of the Congress in the tribal reserve Tripura East seat.

In Tripura West, trade union leader Sankar Prasad Datta was ahead by 120,000 votes over Congress rival Arunoday Saha, former vice chancellor of Tripura (Central) University.

In all, 25 candidates contested the two Lok Sabha seats in Tripura.

Counting of ballots is in progress at 36 counting centres in 13 places across Tripura.

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