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30 pc turnout till 11 am in Tripura

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

Thirty per cent voter turn out was recorded in the first four hours of polling in West seat even as the opposition CPI(M) and the alleged of rigging and intimidation of voters.

"Till 11 am voting percentage was 30 per cent," Returning of West seat said.

The other seat-East-will witness polling on April 18 in the second phase.

Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb, of the opposition Manik Sarkar, sitting and CPI-M candidate for the constituency Shankar Prasad Datta, candidate and BJP candidate have exercised their franchise in the morning.

candidate accused the supporters of the ruling BJP of indulging in rigging, intimidating voters and resisting electors from entering the booths.

"In Mohanpur, Bishalgarh, Boxanagar, Dhanpur and many other constituencies, booths were captured by workers of the ruling BJP. I have lodged complaints with the ECI," he told reporters.

CPI-M candidate said, after receiving complaints of rigging from party workers, the Left party has lodged complaints with the observers and the police.

of the opposition said, "The BJP workers were intimidating voters. We could not field polling agents in many booths. We have a strong organisation in the entire state and if we cannot field polling agents, then you can understand the situation."

However, said, people were exercising their franchise in a "festive mood" and voting was "completely peaceful".

"People of the state will vote for the BJP with enthusiasm because they want to see Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of the country and a strong nation," he told reporters at Udaipur, about 60 km from here.

Asked about incidents of violence or intimidation, DIG Arindam Nath said that "no major incident" has been reported till noon.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 12:45 IST