Tripura polls 2018: Sitaram Yechury stays optimistic

Sitaram Yechury
Communist Party of India (Marxist) chief Sitaram Yechury has been quite upbeat in recent weeks, as we have reported in these columns. After attending a Left Front rally in Agartala on Sunday, he said he was certain a Left Front government would be formed in Tripura after the polls due in early 2018. “If Luv and Kush in the Ramayana could stop the horse of victory of Rama,” the Left Front can stop the victory trail of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Tripura, he said. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, present at the event, added for good measure, “We will try to form a government of alternative principle and alternative development model.”

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