Friday, March 24, 2023

Tripura records 81 pc polling

Tripura recorded over 81 per cent polling till 4 pm in the one-day election to the 60-member Tripura Assembly on Thursday, a senior EC official said.
The voting percentage will increase as around 50,000 voters are still standing in queues at the polling stations to exercise their franchise, the official said.
“Till 4 pm, an average 81.11 per cent polling was recorded in all the 60 Assembly constituencies, while around 50,000 voters are still in queues when the report came in last,” additional chief electoral officer U J Mog told PTI. Voters who are in the queues and took tokens by 4 pm will be allowed to cast their votes even after 6 pm or beyond, he added.
Bru refugees who resettled in the state recently took part in the polling for the first time. Of the total 37,136 Bru population in the state 14,005 are eligible to vote. Voting began at 7 am in all the 3337 polling stations and gained pace as the day progressed.
The election was marred by a few untoward incidents. Police said three CPI(M) activists were injured in two incidents.

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