Agartala: According to the Election Commission, 81.10% votes have been registered in the Tripura assembly elections.
Elections were held today (February 16) for all 60 assembly constituencies in the northeastern state of Tripura. 28.14 lakh voters were eligible to vote in this election. Among them, the number of male voters is 14 lakh 15 thousand 233, the number of female voters is 13 lakh 99 thousand 289, and the number of third gender is 62, the Election Commission said.
3,337 polling centers were set up across the state for them to vote. The election was conducted safely with the help of police and paramilitary forces. However, a few unfortunate incidents also took place. The Election Commission said that 81.10% of the votes were recorded as the voter registration was completed.
Earlier, Prohibitory Order 144 has been imposed in Tripura from 10 pm on 13th to ensure peaceful election. It has been informed that this prohibition order will be in force till 6 am tomorrow.
Earlier, state Chief Electoral Officer Kiran Kitti had said that all necessary steps have been taken to conduct the elections peacefully.
In this three-cornered election, the ruling BJP-Tripura Local People’s Party contested as a team and the CPM-Congress as a team. A party called Dibra Modha was the 3rd team.
A total of 807 candidates contested. Out of the total 60 constituencies, 19 constituencies are reserved for tribals and 10 constituencies for scheduled communities. The votes cast in this election will be counted on March 2 and the results will be announced on the same day.