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Congress placed demand for Total Repoll in West Tripura constituency at ECI (Delhi), State Congress protests against BJP’s violence
TIWN May 16, 2019
Congress placed demand for Total Repoll in West Tripura constituency at ECI (Delhi), State Congress protests against BJP’s violence
PHOTO : Subal Bhowmik addressing media at Agartala.

AGARTALA / NEW DELHI, May 16 (TIWN): Congress delegates have met Eletcion Commissioner as Election Commission of India (ECI) had called the Congress leaders’ for a meeting today.The meeting was called after Congress filed a case demanding total re-poll in the Supreme Court of India.Congress top leader advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Jairam Ramesh and State Congress President Pradyot Manikya have reportedly visited ECI to hold the meeting.Already reports are viral that re-poll chances are high, even though ECI has not announced anything yet. The party had organized a massive protest against the ongoing attacks upon Congress supporters in Tripura centering the Lok Sabha Election. Main election is against Chief Minister Biplab Deb and West Tripura MP candidate Pratima Bhowmik for the violence. Congress MP candidate Subal Bhowmik said, Election Commission could not create a fearless environment led only around 72% voting percentage, whereas in by-polls also at least 85% voting rates are counted.

A re-poll was conducted in Tripura on Sunday followed by the massive rigging, booth capturing. However, as only based on booths’ footage the re-poll action was taken, but the booths which were rigged outside including beating of voters, lakhs of voters could not cast votes, so Congress has decided to file case in Supreme Court.

Earlier, after 11th April poll, Pratima Bhowmik was found threatening a police officer to murder on spot saying, “Hum abhi tereko mar dalega…….”, but as Election Commission did not take any action against Pratima Bhowmik thus such incidents are being repeated.

Voting percentage was dropped a little at 72.35% in West Tripura Re-Poll whereas the percentage may increase more. West District-74 %, Sepahijala District-68%, Gomati District-73%, South Tripura District-74.42%. In few places rigging attempt was alleged, with few untoward incidents led police complaints also by opposition. But voters prevention was reported in many places and it’s visible with down voting rate. The Re-Poll started in West Tripura constituency’s 168 polling booths on Sunday morning 7 am. Polling and continued till 5 pm. The assembly segments in Tripura West include Simna (ST), Mohanpur, Bamutia (SC), Barjala (SC), Khayerpur, Ramnagar, Town Bordowali, Majlishpur, Mandai Bazar, Takarjala (ST), Pratapgarh (SC), Badharghat (SC), Kamalasagar, Bishalgarh, Golghati, Charilam, Boxanagar, Nalchar, Sonamura, Dhanpur, Bagma (ST), Radhakishorepur, Matabari, Kakraban-Salgarah (SC), Rajnagar (SC) and Belonia. Since early morning rows of voters were observed before polling stations. The re-election was followed by massive rigging in West Tripura poll on April 11.

Pratima Bhowmik has desperately blamed the Central forces accusing them for terrorizing voters even though she smiled confident of advance winning. 

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