Tripura on Thursday witnessed over 81 per cent voter turnout till 4 pm in the 13th state Assembly election held across 3,337 polling stations amid sporadic incidents of violence, according to Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Gitte Kirankumar Dinakarrao.
Polling for the 60-member Tripura Legislative Assembly began at 7 am. The votes will be counted and results will be out on March 2. The results of the election will decide the fate of 259 candidates in the Tripura Assembly elections 2023.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded 55 candidates, including 12 women candidates while its ally IPFT will be contesting in six assembly seats.
While the CPM is contesting in 47 seats, the Tipra Motha will contest in 42 assembly seats, the Trinamool Congress in 28 constituencies. A total of 58 others are independent candidates.
Meanwhile, the Congress party, which is contesting in 13 assembly constituencies in Tripura Legislative Assembly elections 2023, has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of booth capturing and poll violence.
Sporadic violence during the polling was reported in the state, particularly in Dhanpur and Mohanpur. Following the reports of poll violence and accusations against the ruling party BJP, CEO Tripura has directed the respective district administration to look into the matter where the incident of poll violence took place, according to reports.
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