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80.40 % voting was recorded in East Tripura constituency

Around 80.40 % voting was recorded on Tuesday in the polling for the Tripura East parliamentary constituency in Tripura, election officials said.

Voting began amidst heavy security at 7 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m.

A total of 1,645 polling stations, including 31 to be managed by only women polling officials and security personnel

Meanwhile, police spokesman Subrata Chakraborty said that no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the mountainous tribal reserve Lok Sabha constituency spread across six districts.

The main contest is expected between the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) sitting MP Jitendra Choudhury, ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Rebati Tripura and Maharaj Kumari Pragya Deb Barman of the Congress.

A record number of around 10,000 Central Para-Military Forces, Tripura State Rifles troopers and state police personnel were also deployed in the constituency, bordering Bangladesh, Assam and Mizoram.

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