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Tripura records 69.96 pc voter turnout till 3 pm: Election Commission


The Election Commission (EC) reported a 69.96% voter turnout in Tripura’s ongoing election for 60 Assembly seats as of 3 p.m. on Thursday. The voter turnout recorded by the state stood at over 51.35 per cent at 1 pm, 32.06 per cent at 11am, and 13.69 per cent at 9 am.

In the ongoing elections for 60 Assembly seats, the fate of the 259 candidates will be decided.

This year’s elections will feature a triangular battle between the Congress-CPM alliance and the Trinamool Congress, which will run candidates in several seats. The Tipra Motha, an alliance of regional outfits, is the dark horse in the ongoing election and could emerge as the kingmaker in the event of a hung Assembly.

The BJP has declared candidates for 55 assembly seats, with the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura taking the remaining five (IPFT). The Left-Congress coalition announced candidates for all 60 seats.

According to the Election Commission, there are over 28.14 lakh registered voters this year, with 14,15,233 men, 13,99,289 women, and 62 third-gender voters. A total of 3,337 polling stations are open for business.

With 97 all-women police stations, adequate security arrangements have been made for the polls. There are 94,815 voters between the ages of 18 and 19, and 6,21,505 voters between the ages of 22 and 29. The age group 40-59 has the most voters (9,81,089).

The ongoing Assembly elections feature 259 candidates from various parties.

Tripura will be the first state to vote this year, while Nagaland and Meghalaya will vote on February 27.

Five more states will vote this year, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2024.



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