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Former Chief Minister and CPI(M) Politburo member Manik Sarkar addresses a Left organisations' protest against Union and State governments over various issues and policies, in Agartala

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Former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar along with other CPI-M members take part in a protest over privatization of Indian Railways and various other issues, in Agartala.

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CPI(M) politburo leaders Brinda Karat and Manik Sarkar at a protest in Agartala.

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CPI(M) politburo member Manik Sarkar speaks during Vladimir Lenin's 150th Birth Centenary celebrations in Agartala

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CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury with the party politburo members Manik Sarkar during a party meeting in Agartala.

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President Ram Nath Kovind being greeted by Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and CPI(M) Politburo Manik Sarkar during the state reception programme in Tripura. President Kovind declared the 'queen' variety of pineapple as Tripura's state fruit.

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CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Tripura's former chief minister Manik Sarkar visit the site where Lenin statue was dismantled in Belonia.

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Newly Elect Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb meet former Tripura chief Minister Manik Sarkar in Agartala.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Amit Shah, with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh greets former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and others, in Agartala.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, senior BJP leaders Lal Krishna Advani, former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and Murli Manohar Joshi attend the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and others, in Agartala.

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Tripura chief minister Manik Sarka leave the Raj Bhavan after submitting his resignation to Governor, in Agartala.

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Former Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar with his party members during a review meeting at CPIM party office in Agartala.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar campaigns in his home turf during the final leg ahead of Tripura Assembly Elections in Dhanpur.

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Manik Sarkar, Sitaram Yechury, Biman Bose, Prakash Karat

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sharkar addresses an election campaign rally for forthcoming Assembly polls in Dharmanagar.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar addresses an election campaign rally at Gandhigram.

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Tripura CM Manik Sarkar along with his supporters during the nomination filing procession for the Assembly elections, in Dhanpur, Tripura.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar submits nomination for Tripura Assembly election in Dhanpur.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, Left Front chairman Biman Bose and former CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat during party's central committee meeting, in Kolkata.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar speaking with gymnast Dipa Karmakar during the inauguration of NSRCC indoor stadium, in Agartala.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar (L) with CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri during an election rally in Agartala.

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Chief Ministers and representatives of various states pose for a group photograph before the 12th meeting of the Standing Committee of Inter-State Council in New Delhi.

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Chief Ministers of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje, Manik Sarkar of Tripura and Raman Singh of Chhattisgarh look on during the 12th meeting of the Standing Committee of Inter-State Council in New Delhi.

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Chief Minister Manik Sarkar with Bangladesh Railways Minister Mazibul Hoque in the sideline of Rotary multi-district conference- Setubandhan at Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan in Agartala.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar with senior CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat arrives to pay tribute at Birchandra Manu's memorial at Biloniya, some 60 kms from Agartala.

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Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar visited late Journalist Shantanu Bhowmik's home at Jirania, West Tripura. Santanu Bhowmik lost his life on a brutal attack allegedly by IPFT lagoons at Mandwi.

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Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar during a visit to the Akhaura integrated check post on India-Bangladesh border in Agartala.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar casts his vote during Presidential election, in Agartala.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Tripura CM Manik Sarkar and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik during the 11th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council, in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Tripura CM Manik Sarkar, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik during the 11th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council, in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Tripura CM Manik Sarkar and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik before the 11th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council, in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks as Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Tripura CM Manik Sarkar, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik looks on during the 11th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council, in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (L) at a meeting with Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar (2nd from left) in the presence of senior officers of Ministry of Home Affairs, in New Delhi.

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Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar handing over bicycle to a student during the Christmas celebrations, in Agartala.

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Gymnast Dipa Karmakar and her coach BS Nandi with Tripura CM Manik Sarkar at a reception upon their arrival in Agartala, Tripura after participating in Rio Olympics.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar with gymnast Dipa Karmakar at Secretariat in Agartala.

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CPI(M) leader and Tripura CM Manik Sarkar at the party's 21st National Congress in Visakhapatnam.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar blesses 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Deepa Karmarkar in Agartala .

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and CPI(M) politburo member Biman Bose arrive for a politburo meeting in New Delhi on Friday.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar arrives for CPI(M) Polit Bureau meeting in New Delhi.

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Spartan style Tripura CM Manik Sarkar arriving at a rally in Agartala

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Vice President Hamid Ansari along with Tripura CM Manik Sarkar inaugurates the Tripura State Museum in Agartala.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar addresses the gathering for the “Samhati Samabesh” a unity conference of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and Tribal Youth Federation (TYF) at Agartala Railway station, Agartala, Tripura

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on his way to address the gathering for the “Samhati Samabesh” a unity conference of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and Tribal Youth Federation (TYF) at Agartala Railway station, Agartala, Tripura

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Tripura Governor D.Y. Patil greets newly sworn-in Chief Minister Manik Sarkar after administering him oath at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Agartala, Tripura.

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UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee is presented a scarf by Tripura Higher Education Minister Anil sarkar as Chief Minister Manik Sarkar looks on at a press conference during his election campaign in Agartala.

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*** Combo***CPI (M) Polit Bureau members Biman Bose, VS Achuthanandan, Manik Sarkar and Sitaram Yechury arrive for Polit Bureau meeting at the party headquarters in New Delhi.

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Combo image shows, clockwise from top left- Chief Ministers Raman Singh (Chhattisgarh), Arjun Munda (Jharkhand), Prithviraj Chavan (Maharashtra), Naveen Patnaik (Odisha), Omar Abdullah (J&K), Manik Sarkar (Tripura), Nitish Kumar (Bihar) and Ashok Gehlot (Rajasthan) at the Meeting of Chief Ministers on National Counter Terrorism Centre, in New Delhi.

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Clockwise from left, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechuri, Left Front chairman Biman Bose, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and MK Pandey arrive to attend CPI (M) Polit Bureau meeting at the party headquarters in New Delhi.

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Politburo member Brinda Karat (R) interacts with Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar (C), as Left Front chairman Biman Bose looks on during the 142nd birth anniversary function of Communist leader Lenin, in Kolkata.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar casting his vote for Agartala Municipal Council by-election at Ward no.13 in Agartala.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar (R) felicitates ace tennis player Somdev Devvarman in Agartala.

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