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Tripura Assembly elections: 78.86% polling recorded, says EC

By PTI
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    New Delhi Feb 18: The total voter turnout stood at 78.86% percent in the single-phase Tripura Assembly polls today, 17 percent less than the last Assembly election when the polling percentage was recorded at 91.82.

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    Voting was today held in 59 of the total 60 seats as polling could not be held in the Charilam constituency due to the death of CPI(M) candidate Ramendra Narayan Deb Barma last week. The constituency will go to polls on March 12.

    According to the figures released by the Election Commission today, the voter turnout stood at 78.86 percent. The BJP is making a determined bid to demolish the red bastion of 25 years, with stalwarts like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah leading the charge.

    The saffron party, which had forged a pre-poll alliance with tribal outfit Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), had fielded 51 candidates. The IPFT, an anti-Left party, contested from the remaining nine seats. The Congress went it all alone in Tripura this time and contested from 59 seats.

    The party had not fielded a candidate from the Kakrabon constituency in Gomati district. There are 25,73,413 registered voters -- 13,05,375 male and 12,68,027 female -- in the state. The number of voters under the third gender category in the state is 11 and that of the new voters 47,803.

    Tripura Assembly
    Party 2013 Current Standing  
    CPIM 49 50 Election Date : Feb 18 2018
    Counting : Mar 03 2018
    CONG 10 02
    CPI 01 01
    BJP 00 06
    OTHERS 00 00
    Total 60 59 (1 Vacant)

    PTI

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