Takarjala votes without fear

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Agartala, Feb 24: With the fear of ultras disappearing, the people of Takarjala queued up to cast their vote.

It became a celebration of sorts with people feasting and enjoying the day to the fullest.

Voters, especially women, turned out in huge numbers and queued up before the school for hours to cast their franchise.

Trisha Debbarma, a first time voter, said, ''Last time I was not a voter but had seen few turning up. But the situation has changed now and we came out for voting and enjoying the day.'' ''Political activities have been restored here. Without proper governance, how we can get our rights,'' supported her friend Martina, another first time voter.

''We want good jobs and it needs proper governance. Militancy will not provide that,'' she added.


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