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Congress candidate Subal Bhowmik accused the supporters of the ruling BJP of indulging in rigging, intimidating voters and resisting electors from entering the booths

Congress candidate Subal Bhowmick accused the supporters of the ruling BJP of indulging in rigging, intimidating voters and resisting electors from entering the booths.

“In Mohanpur, Bishalgarh, Boxanagar, Dhanpur and many other constituencies, booths were captured by workers of the ruling BJP. I have lodged complaints with the ECI,” he told reporters.

CPI-M candidate Shankar Prasad Datta said, after receiving complaints of rigging from party workers, the Left party has lodged complaints with the observers and the police.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, Leader of the opposition Manik Sarkar, sitting leader and CPI-M candidate for the constituency Shankar Prasad Datta, Congress candidate Subal Bhowmick and BJP candidate Pratima Bhowmik have exercised their franchise in the morning.

However, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said, people were exercising their franchise in a “festive mood” and voting was “completely peaceful”.
“People of the state will vote for the BJP with enthusiasm because they want to see Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of the country and a strong nation,” he told reporters at Udaipur.

Asked about incidents of violence or intimidation, DIG Arindam Nath said that “no major incident” has been reported till noon.

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