77% turnout in re-polling for Tripura West LS seat (Evening Lead)
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77% turnout in re-polling for Tripura West LS seat (Evening Lead)

By Business-standard   13-May-2019

77% turnout in re-polling for Tripura West LS seat (Evening Lead)

Around 77 per cent of the 141,251 voters cast their votes during the re-polling at 168 polling stations in the Tripura West parliamentary constituency on Sunday, election officials said.
In the troubled-marred polling on April 11 in the first phase of the Lok Sabha election, 83.15 per cent turnout was recorded.
According to Deputy Inspector General of Police, Southern Range, Arindam Nath, voting in the 26 Assembly segments was peaceful with no major incident reported from anywhere in the constituency.
Voting began amidst unprecedented security at 7 a.m. and formally ended at 5 p.m.
A total of 141,251 voters, including 69,328 women, were eligible to exercise their franchise to choose between 13 candidates, including a woman, in the fray.
Over 7,000 security personnel from central paramilitary forces and the Tripura State Rifles were deployed to ensure free and fair re-poll.
Returning Officer Vikas Singh told IANS that only paramilitary troopers were deployed at the polling stations, and voters braved soaring summer temperatures to come and cast their ballots.

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