The Congress and the CPI-M have alleged poll malpractices by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre and in Tripura during the voting for the Tripura West Lok Sabha seat on Thursday. But the BJP rejected the charges saying “opposition parties are making false allegations to cover up their defeats”.
CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the BJP government at the Centre and in Tripura kept the security forces out of poll duties to facilitate rigging by party workers.
Quoting reports, collected through party sources until 3 pm, Yechury said the BJP workers and BJP sponsored criminals rigged more than 464 of the 1,679 polling stations accross the constituency.
The number of polling booths might increase after we receive full reports, he also added.