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Polling to Tripura East LS seat deferred

IANS  |  Agartala 

Polling to East parliamentary constituency, slated for the second phase of elections on April 18, has been deferred, a top said late Tuesday night.

Polling will now take place in the tribal reserved seat on April 23, in the third phase of the polls, the said.

Elections to the northeastern state's other seat - West - was held in the first phase on April 11.

"To create conducive situation and (arrange) deployment of adequate additional security forces, the polling was deferred by the We would make all efforts to improve the situation in the East constituency," (CEO) told IANS.

"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," the said.

The also said that the has also transferred of Police (Law and Order) Rajiv Singh, a

"Another has been appointed as of Police (Law and Order) in place of Singh," in a letter to the communicated the EC decision about the transfer.

EC Under in a letter to the CEO, which is available with IANS, said the Commission has directed to re-publish a notification about the deferment of the election.

Opposition and the welcomed the EC decision and separately claimed their allegations about the "malpractices and rigging in the elections to the Tripura West Lok Sabha seat on April 11, were vindicated".

The ruling BJP, however, is yet to react.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 23:44 IST
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