The voting for bye-election in Tripura’s Badharghat assembly constituency began at 8:00 am on September 23. The bye-election is contested between the ruling BJP candidate Mimi Majumder, the opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist-led Left Front nominee Bulti Biswas, Congress aspirant Ratan Chandra Das and SUCI (C) contestant Mridul Kanti Sarkar in Badharghat. The counting of votes and result will be announced on September 27.
Meanwhile, polling to three other assembly constituencies during bye-election is also taking place in Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh.
No report of violence reported till now.
Around 57000 voters are there in the Bhadharghat assembly constituency in Tripura where the main fight is between BJP, Congress and CPI(M).
The byelection to the Badharghat constituency was necessitated due to the death of ruling BJP MLA Dilip Sarkar in April this year.