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60% voting recorded in Tripura LS polls (2nd Lead)

IANS  |  Agartala 

Around 60 per cent voting was recorded in the first seven hours of polling (up to 2 p.m.) on Thursday for the West parliamentary constituency in Tripura, election and police officials said.

No major incident except a clash between the and (BJP) workers in Charilam, in district, was reported, said an

Ten people were injured in the incident, said

"At some places, people tried to prevent voters from voting but were thwarted by the security personnel," Chakraborty told IANS.

Voting was temporarily halted at some polling stations due to the malfunctioning of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and the (VVPAT) machines, informed officials.

The voting for one of the two parliamentary constituencies of began amidst heavy security at 7 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m.

A total of 13,47,381 electorate are eligible to exercise their franchise to decide the electoral fate of 13 candidates.

A total of 1,679 polling stations, including 30 to be managed by only women polling officials and security personnel, have been set up.

The main contest is between BJP candidate Pratima Bhoumik, 50, (Marxist)-led Left Front candidate Sankar Prasad Datta, 61, and Subal Bhowmik, 58, who quit the BJP's Vice-President's post and became the aspirant last month.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 15:02 IST
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