Tripura VC poll going peacefully under tight security

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Jubarajnagar (North Tripura), Feb. 24 (ANI): Polling in 528 of the 587 village committees (VC) under the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) is going on peacefully under tight security.

The ruling Left parties have been elected unopposed in 59 VCs; so elections would be held on Wednesday for 3,695 seats of 528 VCs.

All total 8,194 candidates of various national and local parties are contesting the elections. Among the aspirants, more than 50 percent are women.

The ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist led Left Front has put up 3,697 candidates, followed by the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura, a local party, which has 1734 candidates, the Bharatiya Janata Party has 983, the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura 782 and the Congress 601 candidates.

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In all 6,45,840 people, mostly tribals, including 318,909 women, are eligible to cast their votes.

Around 10,600 personnel of state security forces, including counter insurgency-trained Tripura State Rifles, and over 1000 personnel of central para-military forces would be deployed to ensure security.

The polling started at 7am and will end at 4pm.

The block development officers in 58 blocks will act as returning officers for the village committee polls.

The counting will take place on February 27. (ANI)

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