BJP candidates in both the seats have taken an early lead, election officials said on Friday.
BJP candidates Taffajal Hossain in Boxanagar and Bindu Debnath in Dhanpur are leading by around 15,000 votes over their CPI-M rivals Mizan Hossain and Kaushik Chanda, respectively.
Counting is ongoing in two centres at the Sonamura Girls’ Higher Secondary school in Sepahijala district under a massive security cover.
Counting of votes began at 8 am on Friday for the by-elections to the two assembly seats in Tripura’s Sepahijala district, officials said. The polling for the by-elections to the Dhanpur and Boxanagar seats was held on September 5. An average turnout of 86.50 per cent was recorded in the two seats. The counting was being held at the Sonamura Girls’ School amid tight security.
The counting of votes for the seven assembly seats across six states including Bageshwar in Uttarakhand, Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh, Puthuppally in Kerala, Dhupguri in West Bengal, Dumri in Jharkhand, and Boxanagar and Dhanpur in Tripura, begins.
The counting of votes for the September 5 byelections to the state’s Boxanagar and Dhanpur assembly segments began at 8am on Friday and is currently underway. The results will be declared later in the day.
According to election officials, counting of the votes is being held in two centres at the Sonamura Girls’ Higher Secondary school in Sepahijala district under massive security cover.
BJP’s Tafajjal Hussain, who unsuccessfully contested the last assembly election from Boxanagar, is contesting against CPI(M) nominee Mizan Hussain from there.