Three CPI(M) supporters were on Tuesday reportedly assaulted in Sonaram of Tripura’s Gomoti district while they had gone to cast their vote during the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) elections in the state.
The injured were shifted to the Gomati district hospital.
Voting for the TTAADC elections began in ADC areas of Tripura at 7 and will continue till 4 pm.
The polling percentage was 21 per cent in the first two hours of polling, according to the state election commission.
A total of 157 candidates are contesting the TTAADC elections in 28 constituencies.
There have been reports of voters being restricted from entering the polling booths in some areas.
CPI(M) alleged that their injured supporters were thrashed by miscreants when they had gone to a polling booth to cast their votes for the TTAADC elections.
CPI(M) and TIPRA Motha also alleged that some polling agents were threatened to leave the booth centers in some areas.
However, BJP Dashda Kanchanpur candidate Sailendra Nath said that the polling process is proceeding in a peace.
Meanwhile, Section 144 has been enforced within 200 meters of all polling stations.
Meanwhile, the State Election Commission has also deployed CRPF, TSR, and police personnel to maintain vigilance and prevent any untoward incident in and around polling stations.
About 6,000 polling staff have been recruited for the TTADC election this time and polling staffs from different sub-divisional headquarters left for the polling duty on Monday.
There are a total of 1244 polling stations in the 28 ADC constituencies.