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7,000 security personnel deployed for Tripura re-polls

IANS  |  Agartala 

Over 7,000 security personnel have been deployed for the re-polls to the West seat slated to be held on Sunday, a top said on Saturday.

The (EC) decided to conduct the re-polls in 168 polling stations in 26 Assembly segments as electoral malpractices were found during voting in the first phase of the ongoing on April 11.

"Over 7,000 paramilitary forces and State Rifles (TSR) troopers have been deployed in and around the 168 polling stations in four districts," th told IANS on the condition of anonymity.

However, Returning (RO) of the West seat told IANS that inside the 168 polling stations only the paramilitary troopers were deployed.

An EC said that around 925 polling personnel besides 168 each of sector officers and micro observers, have reached the polling stations.

Meanwhile, the opposition and are seeking directions from the against the EC's decision to hold re-polling in only 168 polling stations, instead of in the entire constituency.

Tripura Pradesh told IANS on Saturday that senior leaders and lawyers and are doing the legal process and will file a Special Leave Petition in the apex court on April 13.

The re-polls were announced by the EC on Wednesday.

A total of 141,251 voters, including 69,328 female, are eligible to cast their vote.



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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 13:10 IST