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Tripura Deputy CM Jishnu Dev Burman Wins Charilam Assembly Seat

The death of CPI(M) candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma necessitated re-polling in Charilam.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate and Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Burman won the Charilam Assembly seat in Tripura on Thursday, 15 March, reported ANI.

The death of CPI(M) candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma necessitated re-polling in Charilam.

Jishnu Dev Burman was pitted against Congress’ Arjun Debbarma, Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura’s Uma Shankar Debbarma and Independent candidate Jyotilal Debbarma.

CPI(M) had opted out of the race for the seat on 9 March alleging large-scale post poll violence in the constituency.

Dev Burman, who belongs to the Tripura royal family, was sworn-in by Governor Tathagata Roy on 9 March, along with Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and others.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present on the occasion.

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The BJP-IPFT combine overthrew the 25-year-long CPI(M)-led Left Front government in the state.

The combine swept to power in the state winning 43 out of the 59 seats for which elections were held on 18 February. The BJP won 35 seats, while the IPFT won eight seats. The CPI(M) won 16.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI)

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