Polling for the by-election to Boxanagar & Dhanpur assembly seat in Tripura began at 7 am on Tuesday amid tight security measures.
The Dhanpur seat fell vacant after the resignation of Union Minister Pratima Bhowmik and the death of CPI(M)’s Boxanagar lawmaker Samsul Haque in July this year
The Dhanpur assembly constituency, once considered a stronghold of the Left, will witness a fight between BJP’s Bindu Debnath and Kaushik Debnath of CPI(M).
The Congress and the Tripra Motha did not field their candidates in the two seats for the bypolls.
The counting of votes will take place on September 8.