15 percent votes cast in Tripura till 9 AM

15 percent votes cast in Tripura till 9 AM

About fifteen percent votes were cast within two hours of voting in Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency, where polling began at 7 AM today.

Of the two constituencies - Tripura West and Tripura East (ST), election is being held in Tripura West constituency today where about 15 percent voters exercised their franchise till 9 AM, sources in the state Election department said.

People were seen standing in long queues much before polling began in front of the booths in the capital city.

Senior citizens, including women, were seen standing in the queues.

While male voters outnumbered female voters in the state capital and other towns, women were more in number in tribal compact areas like Mandai and Burakha, about 35 km from here.

Tribal women dressed in traditional attire had lined up before the booths.Tea shops and snack vendors were doing brisk business.

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, BJP candidate and President of the party Sudhindra Dasgupta, state secretary of CPI-M Bijan Dhar, Congress Candidate and former Vice- Chancellor Arunoday Saha, TMC candidate Ratan Chakraborty exercised their franchise in different polling stations of the capital city.

Security forces were deployed in adequate number in all the polling stations.
No untoward incident was reported from any part of the poll-bound areas.
Polling for the Tripura East (ST) seat will be held on April 12.

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