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East Tripura LS Seat: An average 67.08 percent polling recorded till 3 pm ; no incident of violence

Around 67.08% voting was recorded till 3 p.m. 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 will end at 5 p.m.

A total of 1,257,944 electorates, including 620,291 women, are eligible to exercise their franchise and decide the fate of 10 candidates.

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

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.

The Election Commission in an unprecedented move has appointed six Observers including former Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi as Special Observer for the seat.

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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