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Lok Sabha polls: Voting begins in Tripura

IANS  |  Agartala 

The balloting for East parliamentary constituency began amidst heavy security on Monday, officials said.

The polling began at 7 a.m. and will continue till 5 p.m.

A total of 1, 257, 944 electorates, including 620,291 women, are eligible to exercise their franchise to decide the electoral fate of 10 candidates, including two women.

A total of 1,645 polling stations, including 31 to be managed by only women polling officials and security personnel, have been set up to hold the polls in the tribal reserved seat.

Though there are 10 contestants in the East seat, but the three main contenders are sitting Jitendra Choudhury, ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's Rebati and Maharaj Kumari Pragya from the

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First Published: Tue, April 23 2019. 07:36 IST
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