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Parties resume campaign after EC defers Tripura poll

IANS  |  Agartala 

Most political parties and candidates in East Lok Sabha constituency resumed their campaign on Wednesday after the (EC) deferred Thursday's polling to April 23 citing an "unconducive situation".

The EC also replaced of Police (Law and Order) with V.S.Yadav. The decision came on separate reports by (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti, Special Central Police Observer (a former of Manipur Police), Returning (also of Dhalai District) and other intelligence inputs.

parties and the had also complained to the EC about massive rigging, booth capturing and malpractices by the ruling BJP during polling in West constituency on April 11.

Welcoming the EC decision, all the parties announced resuming their campaign and continuing till April 21.

Talking to IANS, Taranikanti said: "To create conducive situation and (arrange) deployment of adequate additional security forces, the polling was deferred by the Commission. We would make all efforts to improve the situation in the East Lok Sabha constituency."

"We would undertake all possible confidence building measures before April 23. We would try to plug the loopholes, if any, in the poll preparedness in the Tripura East Lok Sabha seat," he added.

The said that the Returning (RO) for the Tripura West Lok Sabha seat was examining reports of the central observers, police observers, District Magistrates and evidence of the webcasting of polling.

"After completion of the scrutiny by the RO, a decision would be taken on re-polling," the said.



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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 16:58 IST