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Re-polling begins in Tripura West parliamentary constituency

IANS  |  Agartala 

The re-polling in 168 polling stations under the West parliamentary constituency amidst heavy security on Sunday, officials said.

The balloting began at 7 am and will continue till 5 pm.

A total of 141,251 electorate, including 69,328 women, are eligible to exercise their franchise in the Lok Sabha seat, where 13 candidates, including a woman are contesting.

The has 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.

A record number of over 7,000 security personnel, comprising central para-military and State Rifles, have been deployed to hold the free and fair re-polling.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 07:48 IST
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