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By-election campaigning on peak in Tripura : BJP, Congress, CPI-M called public to vote for development
TIWN Sep 12, 2019
By-election campaigning on peak in Tripura : BJP, Congress, CPI-M called public to vote for development
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AGARTALA, Sep 12 (TIWN): Election campaigning are going on peak as only 11 days left for by-election in Tripura’s Badharghat constituency. All the political parties have called people to cast votes for their parties. The by-election for the 14-Badharghat Legislative Assembly constituency (SC) will be held on September 23.The seat had become vacant after the demise of BJP MLA Dilip Sarkar.Along with Tripura, by-polls will be held for the Hamirpur seat in Uttar Pradesh, Dantewada in Chhattisgarh and Pala in Kerala on September 23.71 polling stations will be in the Badharghat 14 constituency and on the election date i.e. 23rd September VVPAT and EVMs will be like normal elections.Preparations for the election has been started by State Election commission for the vacated seat in Badharghat.The counting of votes will be held on September 27.Nominations can be submitted from August 28 till September 4. The scrutiny of the nominations will be held on September 4. The last date for withdrawing nominations has been scheduled for September 7.

Model code of conduct has come in effect in 14-Badhaghat constituency. The senior Tripura BJP leader and five-time MLA Dilip Sarkar died on April 1 at a private hospital in Delhi after prolonged illness. With the announcement of the election schedule, a model code of conduct has come in effect in these constituencies.

Dilip Sarkar, was a former state PWD Minister in the Congress-Tripura Upajati Juba Samity (TUJS) alliance government between 1988 and 1993, died after suffereing from acute liver disease.

Sarkar, the sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Badharghat, was a bachelor. Sarkar, elected to the state assembly five times since 1988, joined the ruling BJP along with other Congress leaders in 2017.

Tripura Election has now become a major concern due to massive political violence occurred in all the elections recently held including Lok Sabha Election. This seat is a major issue for all parties and reportedly almost all political parties are interested to give candidates.

Opposition parties urged the Govt to maintain the law and order and stop all types of rigging attempt by the ruling party on election day. 

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