Shankar Prasad Datta and an Independent candidate filed their nominations for two Lok Sabha seats of Tripura Tuesday, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Tarani Kanti said.
Datta submitted his papers here for the West Tripura constituency while Subir Kumar Jamatiya filed nomination for East Tripura (ST) seat at Ambassa in Dhalai district, the CEO told reporters.
Tripura has two Lok Sabha seats and elections for West Tripura and East Tripura would be held in two phases on April 11 and 18 respectively. Both are held by the CPI(M).
The CPI (M) is ahead of opposition parties in campaigning in both the segments while the ruling BJP and Congress are yet to declare their candidates.