Election Commission orders re-polling at 168 polling booths in Tripura West constituency on May 12
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Election Commission orders re-polling at 168 polling booths in Tripura West constituency on May 12

By Scroll.in   08-May-2019

Election Commission orders re-polling at 168 polling booths in Tripura West constituency on May 12

The Election Commission of India on Tuesday ordered re-polling at 168 polling stations in Tripura West parliamentary constituency on May 12 from 7 am to 5 pm. The polls in the constituency were held in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 11.
The seat has 1,679 polling booths,The commission declared the voting held at these polling stations void based on reports submitted by the chief electoral officer, special observer, general observers and the returning officer. The state has two Lok Sabha seats – Tripura West and Tripura East.
The Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) have been demanding re-polls alleging large-scale rigging, booth capturing, intimidation and attacks by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, according to IANS. Both parties had also threatened to move the Supreme Court if the Election Commission did not order fresh polls or re-polling at 50% booths in the constituency.

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