Business Standard

Political parties must ensure peace during counting of votes: Tripura CEO

The poll panel during its visit to the state on January 12 had promised that the assembly elections would be free, fair, and peaceful

Voting, elections, Tripura Assembly elections

Voters show their identification cards as they wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling booth during the Tripura Assembly elections, in Rajnagar, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. (PTI Photo)

Press Trust of India Agartala
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Tripura, Gitte Kirankumar Dinakarrao, on Monday appealed to political parties and people for ensuring peace during and after the counting of votes for the state assembly elections.
Counting for the February 16 Assembly elections will be held on March 2.
The CEO was addressing a booth-level peace meeting in Sepahijala district's Kamalsagar Assembly constituency.
We have arranged elaborate security during the counting process to make it free, fair, transparent and peaceful, he said.
The poll panel during its visit to the state on January 12 had promised that the assembly elections would be free, fair, and peaceful.
The Election Commission has set a programme- 'zero poll violence' - during the election and post-election period and so far it has been done with the cooperation from the people as well as political parties. Booths are the places where the possibility of violence cannot be ruled out and this is the reason the Election Commission is holding booth-level peace meetings in all the 3337 polling stations, he said.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Feb 27 2023 | 7:20 PM IST

Explore News