Polling for the Tripura East parliamentary constituency is underway amidst heavy security on Tuesday.
The polling which was scheduled for April 18 last in the second phase was deffered by the Election Commission of India citing security reasons.
The polling began at 7 a.m. and will continue till 5 p.m.
A total of 1, 257, 944 electorate, including 620,291 women, are eligible to exercise their franchise to decide the electoral fate of 10 candidates, including two women.
A total of 1,645 polling stations, including 31 to be managed by only women polling officials and security personnel, have been set up to hold the polls in the tribal reserved seat.
Though there are 10 contestants in the Tripura East seat, but the three main contenders are Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) sitting MP Jitendra Choudhury, ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rebati Tripura and Maharaj Kumari Pragya Deb Barman from the Congress.