Agartala/Guwahati, Nov 19: Polling for the two assembly seats in Tripura and Assam began on Saturday morning amidst tight security measures.
The by-elections are being held in the scheduled caste reserve Barjala and Khowai assembly constituencies in Tripura and Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency and Baithalangso assembly constituency in Assam.
From Tripura, five candidates each are contesting from the two constituencies. In all 39,007 voters, including 18,935 females, will be eligible to cast ballot in the Barjala constituency. In Khowai, 39,400 voters are eligible, among them 19,436 are women. Both by-polls would be four-cornered contests, among Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led ruling Left Front, Trinamool Congress (TMC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.
While in Assam, Voting is taking place across 2,200 polling stations in the two constituencies -- 1,954 in Lakhimpur and 246 in Baithalangso. Around 15,11,110 electorates were expected to cast their votes in the Lakhimpur, 1,80,203 voters are likely to elect their leader in Baithalangso.