Additional forces to be deployed form East Tripura LS Poll: CEO

AGARTALA:

In view of series of complaints filed with the Election Commission over irregularities on poll for West Tripura constituency held on April 11, the commission has decided to put additional forces in deploy for the ensuing poll to East Tripura constituency slated to held on April 23 after it was deferred. "More paramilitary companies are to reach the state shortly. Adequate security arrangements are done for the ensuing poll for East Tripura constituency," said Chief Electoral Office (CEO) S Taranikant here at Agartala election commission office.  

He said, "Around 800 complaints from different section have been received so far over irregularities on West Poll." Adding to this the CEO said, "We are monitoring this election strict enough to restrict untoward incidents and further vote capturing like incidents."

Meantime, the CEO has informed, "A total of 12,61,861 voters to cast their vote for the east Tripura Constituency poll which was deferred and to be held on April 23. Addressing a press conference after returning from Delhi the Chief Electoral Officer S Taranikant has informed this and said that the East Tripura constituency consists of 1,645. The CEO also said that as many as 30 All women polling stations are installed for East Tripura constituency poll.

Meantime, the Chief Electoral Officer S Taranikant appealed the political parties to follow the model code of conduct of the Election Commission. The CEO said the concerned district administration of the West Tripura district shall be instructed to remove party flags and festoons across the district as the poll has ended for West.