ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Markets, Middlemen and Mahajans

Congress(I) and TUJS workers were given electoral duties.
Though the Left Front and its allies have guardedly welcomed the Election Commission's decision postponing the elections in Tripura, there is no reason to believe that the Election Commissioner has turned over a new leaf all of a sudden and has started taking the opposition parties' complaints regarding the violation of electoral norms by the Congress(l)- TUJS combine seriously with no ulterior motive in view. On the eve of the last Lok Sabha elections, BJP candidate from Agartala was shot dead while he was addressing an election meeting in the heart of the city. Criminalisation of politics has become a regular feature before, during and after every election in Tripura since 1988 and the opposition parties have cried themselves hoarse trying to attract the Election Commission's attention to it at the time of each election without any success.

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