Two Congress activists die discussing polls in Tripura

March 4th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by admin  

Agartala, March 4 (IANS) Two Congress party supporters died of heart attack in Tripura following heated arguments over which party would form the next government. Assembly elections were held for the 60-member Tripura legislature Feb 23.

A police spokesperson said Nepal Chandra Das, 70, a bookstall owner, picked up an argument with friends about the Congress performance in the elections at Udaipur in south Tripura Monday night.

“Das, a staunch supporter of the Congress, complained of chest pain and was rushed to the hospital, where he died,” said a police official.

In another incident, Narayan Chakraborty, 62, sat discussing the possible poll results with friends in the Employees Federation office at Khowai in west Tripura late Monday.

“Chakraborty, also a Congress activist, felt an acute chest pain and was rushed to hospital where he died soon after,” the official said.

The ballots will be counted March 7.

The Tripura cabinet headed by Chief minister Manik Sarkar Tuesday has recommended to the governor dissolution of the ninth Tripura Assembly to avoid constitutional crisis.

“According to the constitutional provisions, the next session of the tenth Tripura assembly has to be started March 10 and this is not possible as the counting of votes would be done March 7. After that, following some formalities, the new assembly would be constituted,” Sarkar told IANS.

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