Tripura elections: Poll turnout recorded at 40 per cent till noon

Total poll turnout in Tripura till noon was recorded as 40 per cent. An electorate of 23,52,505, including 11,64,656 women, are exercising their franchise in the election being contested by 249 candidates belonging to 16 political parties besides independents.

 

With the main contest between the Left Front and the Congress, CPI-M, the dominant partner in the LF is contesting 55 seats, RSP two and CPI two and Forward Block one. The Congress is contesting 48 seats and its alliance partners INPT in 11 and National Conference of Tripura in one.

 

The Bharatiya Janata Party, which has never won a seat in Tripura, has fielded 20 candidates. A total of 250 companies of central paramilitary forces have been deployed in the state to maintain law and order.

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