Tripura: More than 80% Voter Turnout recorded in Charilam Election

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Story highlights

  • An election on Charilam seat held in Tripura on Monday
  • The total voter turn out recorded more than 80 percent
  • 36,793 electors cast their votes on Monday

An election on Charilam constituency held in Tripura on Monday. After the election, the total voter turnout recorded is more than 80 percent. As per the information, around 36,793 electors cast their votes on Monday.

Poll deferred after the demise of CPIM leader

Tripura undergoes election on February 18 for 59 out of 60 assembly seats. The election for remaining Charilam constituency held on Monday.

The voters gathered from the morning at the polling booths to cast their votes and later the election the total voter turnout recorded more than 80 percent.

As per the information, around 36,793 electors cast their votes including 17,880 women who exercised their franchise.

As per the information, five candidates were in the fray for the Charilam seat.

The major competition was between Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) nominee and Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma and Communist Party of India-Marxist’s Palash Debbarma, who was selected as the candidate after the demise of CPIM leader.

Later the party withdrew their candidate from the fray. According to the party, the post-poll violence by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) leads the party to make this strong decision.

An election in Charilam (Reserved-Scheduled Tribe) was deferred after Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) nominee Ramendra Narayan Debbarma died due to cardiac arrest on February 11.

As per the guidelines of the Election Commission, if there is any such incident happens, the polls get rescheduled.

BJP-IPFT led coalition govt formed in Tripura

Bhartiya Janata Party and Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura(IPFT) coalition government was formed in the state on March 9.

The state president of BJP in Tripura elected as the Chief Minister of the state and sworn in for the post.

Along with him the BJP MLA, Jishnu Dev Burman, who took an oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura.

On the day, the ace leaders of the party mark their presence including the Prime Minister of the country.

The leaders from the centre who attended the event were BJP veteran Lal Krishna Adwani, Murli Manohar Joshi. Along with the ministers from the centre inclusive of Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP President Amit Shah was also present to observe the historic day for the party in Tripura.

Apart from this, the former Chief Minister of the state, Manik Sarkar also attended the event and observed the oath of the new Chief Minister in the state.

During the event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the populace of the state, this was his second address to the state as, before this, he addressed the people during the election rally last month.

During the event, the Prime Minister also showed his respect for the former Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and greeted him on the stage that led to a huge praising from the crowd present during the event.

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