20 - 09 - 2019

Jampui Mizo Convention calls off Sept 4th bandh

Agartala, Sept 3,2019: Jampui Mizo Convention (MC) agreed to put its September 4th bandh on temporary suspension after the Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb offered bilateral talk on the issue  of the MC's 40 year long demand of Jampui Hill Autonomous Regional Council.  The  CM also agreed to attend to the Convention's demand of immediate repair of the hill road connectivity.

The bilateral talk is expected to take place at the Secretariat at any date between 4-6 September after the conclusion of the current session of the State Assembly. "The  people of Jampui Hill are happy with the government's unconditional offer of talk, they accept it and are willing to try to test the seriousness of the government on the issue", states Dr Zairemthiama Pachuau, General Secretary of Mizo Convention. "We expect the talk will be open, frank, cordial, and productive  to the extent of establishing a concrete groundwork for future course of action towards the creation of Regional Council in the Hill".


Badharghat by-poll: BJP candidate Mimi Majumder suffers minor injury

Agartala, Sept 3,2019:Mimi Majumder, who was declared as BJP candidate yesterday for Badharghat (SC) assembly constituency, this morning suffered a minor injury on the right hand when a water carrier truck of state police collided with her personal vehicle on the Stadium road south of Agartala TV station. She was at once taken to hospital by her relatives and local BJP workers, but the doctors in hospital said that she has suffered minor injury on the right hand and scratches on her skin. Mimi was released after the first aid with a prescription. She is now ok and preparing to file her nomination papers for the by-poll tomorrow.

Mimi Majumder, teacher of Badharghat higher secondary school name was declared by BJP's central election committee in Delhi for the prestigious bye-election on Monday night setting all speculations on the ruling party's candidature.

Although Mousumi Das, Manik Lal Das and Rabindra Das were on the race for the party ticket, Mimi turned around the table and appeared victorious in the first leg of the bye-elections.

On the other hand, the CPI(M) has fielded Bulti Biswas as Left Front nominee  and Congress fielded Ratan Das for the bye-election. The bye-election is slated to be held on September 23 while last date for filing of nomination papers would be expired on September 4.

Badharghat by-poll: Ratan Das re-nominated as Congress candidate

Agartala, Sept 2, 2019: Pradesh Congress also declared the name of their party candidate for the by-polls of 14-Badharghat (SC) reserved assembly constituency, on Monday afternoon. This was informed by  a press communiqué which  said that local leader and a veteran leader of the party SC front, Ratan Das will contest in the by-election as Congress candidate.

"The Congress president Smt. Sonia Gandhi has approved the candidature of Ratan Das as Congress candidate for the ensuing by-election", said AICC press release signed by Congress general secretary Mukul Wasnik. Das also contested the 2018 assembly elections as part candidate from same constituency.

Earlier, Left Front declared the name of Bulti Biswas  who was elected as Councilor of Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) from Ward No-36 (Camper Bazar-Gunjaria) in the year 2015 and is currently a Mayor-in-Council in AMC as LF candidate for 14-Badharghat assembly constituency, where by-election slated to come off on September 23 next. 


Badharghat by – election: LF candidate starts door to door campaign

Agartala, Sept 1,2019: Left Front candidate for Badharghat assembly constituency by- election, Bulti Biswas has started her  door to door election campaign. After Election Commission declared the by – election schedule. CPM nominated Bulti Biswas as Left Front candidate,who   is sitting member of Agartala Municipal Corporation.

Meanwhile, ruling BJP party and Congress yet to declare its candidate for the by – election schedule to held on September 23. According to report their are resentments among party workers regarding selection of BJP candidate due to  multiple contenders.

It is mentionable ere tat te election the Election Commission recently declared by-election schedule for Badharghat Assembly elections of West Tripura along with three more Assembly constituencies- Dantewada in Chhattisgarh, Pala in Kerala and Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh.The by-election in all four Assembly constituencies would be held on September 23 while counting would be taken place on September 27.

An official notification for the by-election would be notified on August 28 commencing filing of nomination papers of prospective candidate.

The last date for filing of nomination paper is scheduled for September 4 while scrutiny would be done on the following day and last date for withdrawal would be on September 7.

The by-elections would be held on the electoral rolls with base year 01-01-2019. The model code of conduct would come into effect only in by-poll bound areas from August 28.

The by-election to Badhargaht Assembly constituency has become necessity following the death of Dilip Sarkar, who contested the 2018 Assembly election on BJP ticket. 


Raising of NDRF Assam Rifles Battalion

Agartala, Sept 1,2019:  A new NDRF Assam Rifles Battalion was raised on Sunday at Udaipur, Gomati District Tripura. Major General Balwinder Singh,Vishisht Seva Medal, Additional Director General Assam Rifles marked the Raising Ceremony by hoisting the  National Flag alongwith the Flags of Assam Rifles & NDRF.

The General Officer addressed the newly raised Battalion which comprises of troops and Officers from various Assam Rifles Battalions  & elaborated upon the roles and tasks to be performed by them in various Disaster Response Situations.    The raising is likely to be completed by Feb 2020 after which the Battalion will be operationally deployed.


Interstate bus service between Jampui Hill and Aizawl

Agartala, Aug 31,2019: In a  landmark development, the Mizo National Front (MNF) party led government in Mizoram will soon start its Mizoram State Transport (MST) bus service between Jampui Hill and Aizawl, Mizoram's capital. This fulfills the Zoramthanga's led MNF's pre-election campaign promise of  bringing closer ties and integration, sans borders, with the Mizos living outside of the state in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Manipur and Tripura. The bus services between Aizawl and Myanmar, and Aizawl and Manipur have already been flagged off. 

On 29-30 August, an official team from Mizoram led by  R Lalbiakdika, Asst Director (OP-B) and Mr Kawlchhuana, Asst Director (Booking) arrived in Jampui Hill to work out the final logistical and technical arrangements of the new interstate bus service. The team was satisfied with what it found and returned back in state with positive notes  for  giving green signal. 

When asked about the significance of the interstate bus service, Zairemthiama Pachuau, General Secretary of Jampui Hill Mizo Convention exhorted, "This initiative from Mizoram government will bring the people of the two states closer, integrates culture and makes it thrives, boosts trade and tourism; and also demonstrates goodwill gestures for other states to follow".