Tripura election office gears up machines ahead of Mizoram polls 2013

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Tripura set up EVMs for Mizo polls
Agartala, Oct 28: Election department in Tripura has geared up its machinery in view of Mizoram Assembly polls so that the internally displaced Brus sheltered in Tripura camps could participate in the elections, officials said on Sunday.

The process also takes into consideration the national elections due next year.

The state election department has started first level checking of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

Number of polling stations has increased this time from 3,041 to 3,095

Engineers from Electronic Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) had arrived here on October 24 and started first level checking of EVMs in four districts, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ashutosh Jindal said.

He said the Election Commission has convened a meeting in Delhi next week for a discussion to provide logistic support to Mizoram, which goes to poll in November 25 next so that BRUs sheltered in camps in Tripura's North district could take part in Mizoram polls.

Meanwhile, election department had completed meetings with representatives of political parties in district level and sub-division level in Tripura to make the entire process transparent.

He said the number of polling stations has increased this time from 3,041 to 3,095.

PTI

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