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Tripura Law Minister turns red on Poll-Rigging question, asked Journalists to visit West Bengal to see what’s call rigging
TIWN May 14, 2019
Tripura Law Minister turns red on Poll-Rigging question, asked Journalists to visit West Bengal to see what’s call rigging
PHOTO : Ratanlal Nath addressing media. TIWN Pic May 13

AGARTALA / NEW DELHI, May 14 (TIWN): On being asked about Tripura’s downed voting rate and election rigging, instead of talking about the issue Ratan Lal Nath cited example of Mamata Banerjee led West Bengal poll situations. Tripura Law Minister Ratanlal Nath on Sunday had lost his cool after journalists asked him about the alleged rigging due to which re-poll was announced by Election Commission of India (ECI) followed by suspension of various Govt officials. Ratanlal Nath turned red and advised journalists to stay for one month in West Bengal to know about “election rigging” definition.

 “All of you journalists must visit West Bengal to know what is going on at there. You stay one month in West Bengal and then I am sure you will not ask this question again. Such a big election was held without any disturbance. We have accepted re-poll and if 100 times re-poll happen, we will accept. Tripura has set example of peaceful election…….free and fair”, said Ratanlal Nath.He also said, Govt will plan to send Tripura journalists at West Bengal to gain real life experience of "what is called rigging".

Tripura went through re-poll in 168 booths on 12th May, which is a record breaking number in comparison to the whole country.

When Tripura was known for 90% voting percentage, within 14 months of Biplab Deb Govt it has downed at 70%. On yesterday the voting percentage remained at 73%. Congress MP candidate Subal Bhowmik has slammed BJP Govt saying even if by-election is conducted voting percentage goes 85%. However, even though nationally condemned, Tripura BJP party continues attempts to prove the party as innocent.As BJP could not do rigging on yesterday like 11th April, thus the party has raised various allegations against the opposition parties and CEO Sriram Taranikanti accusing him as biased.

 BJP on Sunday has desperately blamed the Central forces accusing them for terrorizing voters.BJP MP candidate Pratima Bhowmik going one step ahead said, each of the BSF jawans including Tripura Police, TSR acted as opposition party workers.

Bhowmik blamed central forces saying that due to central force people didn’t come out of houses for voting.

CPI-M on Sunday after the re-poll for West Tripura constituency completed, said that the poll was not 100% peaceful as many voters could not come out for votes.

On being asked by media whether CPI-M will demand re-poll in the crucial booths which were rigged today, Gautam Das that CPI-M will not demand but the party will wait for the Supreme Court hearing about re-poll.

BJP’s dare to attack common men on poll day has been termed by Congress as “Shamelessness”.

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