Agartala, February 15: The election in Tripura’s Charilam Assembly seat will be held on March 12, Chief Electoral Officer Sriram Taranikanti said on Thursday. The election has been postponed following the death of CPI(M) candidate from the seat.

While campaigning on February 11, CPI(M) candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma died of cardiac arrest.

Nomination for the Scheduled Tribe reserve seat will begin from today and the last date of filing documents is February 22, he said. The last date of withdrawal of nomination is February 26.

Only CPI(M) will be allowed to file fresh nomination as other nominations are declared as valid, he said.

The result of this particular election will be declared on March 15.

Polls for 59 Assembly seats of the 60-member House will be held as per schedule on February 18.

With inputs from PTI