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Tripura: 78.45 per cent votes polled till 4 pm in Charilam

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

Over 78 per cent votes were polled till 4 pm in the Charilam (ST) Assembly constituency in today, an said.

The figure is likely to go up as many voters are still standing in queue to exercise their franchise, said.

He said that a total of 78.45 per cent votes have been polled in the assembly constituency.

Polling has been peaceful and incident free, Roy said.

Newly-appointed Deputy and state were among the contestants for the seat.

CPI-M opted out of the race for the seat on March 9 alleging large-scale post poll violence in the constituency.

It was the death of the CPI-M candidate that had led to the countermanding of the poll at Charilam.

Jishnu is pitted against Congress' Arjun Debbarma, Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura's Uma and Independent Jyotilal Debbarma.

Dev Burman, who belongs to the royal family, was sworn-in by on March 9, along with and others.

was present on the occasion.

The BJP-IPFT combine has overthrown the 25-year-long CPI(M)-led in the rule.

They combine swept to power in the state winning 43 out of the 59 seats for which elections were held on February 18. The BJP had won 35 and IPFT eight seats. The CPI(M) got 16 seats.

Counting for the Charilam seat will be held on March 15, EC sources said.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 18:10 IST