Election Commission Postpones Polls For Tripura (East) Seat Over Law And Order Concerns
The Election Commission announced on Tuesday that polling in the Tripura (East) Lok Sabha seat will be postponed from April 18 to April 23, saying the prevailing law and order situation there was not conducive for holding free and fair polls.
Citing reports of state chief electoral officer and special police observer, the poll panel said, “The law and order situation prevailing … is not conducive to the holding of free and fair poll.”
The returning officer had feared that “miscreant elements” may theart the polling process in the constituency.
Based on the ground and intelligence reports, he had requested for additional central police force, it said.