Voting has started from 7 am for the Tripura assembly elections. Votes will be cast on 60 seats in the state till 4 pm. Different parties have fielded 259 candidates for 60 seats. A total of 28.13 lakh voters, including 13.53 lakh women, will cast their votes in these elections.
Tripura Election: Tripura will go to polls today for the 60-seat assembly. The Election Commission has completed all the preparations for conducting the elections in a peaceful manner. Voting has started at 3337 polling stations in the state from 7 am. Voters will cast their votes till 4 pm. The results of the election will come on March 2. There are 259 candidates from different parties in the fray for the 60-member assembly elections. Of these polling stations, 1,100 have been identified as sensitive and 28 as hypersensitive. A total of 28.13 lakh voters, including 13.53 lakh women, will cast their votes in these elections. The counting of votes will take place on March 2.
A total of 259 candidates, including 31 women candidates, are in the fray for the 60-member assembly. 31,000 polling personnel have reached 3,327 polling stations for the election. According to Tripura’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Geete Kirankumar Dinkarrao, there are 28,13,478 voters in the state.
So many candidates are in fray from these parties
In these elections, BJP has contested in association with IPFT. BJP is contesting on 55 seats, while its ally IPFT is contesting on 5 seats. Apart from these, under the agreement on seats in Congress-Left, the Left Front is fielding its candidates on 43 seats and Congress on 13 seats. Apart from this, Congress and Left have supported an independent candidate on one seat. Apart from these, Pradyot Bikram’s new party Tipra Motha has fielded candidates for 42 out of 60 seats in the state. Mamta Banerjee’s party TMC is contesting only on 28 seats in the state. Apart from this, 58 candidates are independent and some candidates from other parties are also in the fray.