BJP ally IPFT on Wednesday demanded re-poll at 23 polling booths in Kanthalia Mirza Rajapur constituency alleging malpractices during the election to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) on Tuesday.

The demand for re-poll has been raised by the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) candidate for the Kanthalia Mirza Rajapur seat, Shukla Charan Noatia.

Earlier, the CPI(M) demanded re-polling at 17 booths in the Kanthalia Mirza Rajapur constituency.

The Tripura ADC election was held on April 6 in 28 constituencies.

There have been allegations of booth capturing and malpractices during the election to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC).

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It has been alleged that many people did not come to exercise their franchise due to fear.

Those voters, who failed to vote, complained that they were not allowed to come out of their respective houses by supporters of some candidates.

This time, there were 8 candidates who are contesting for the Kanthalia Mirza Rajapur seat.

They are from the BJP, IPFT, CPI(M), TIPRA  Motha, Congress and rest are independent candidates.

Though the BJP is alliance with the IPFT, Kanthalia Miraj Rajapur is one of the three seats where BJP is in a friendly fight with IPFT.

Parikshit Murasingh has been representing this constituency for the last four consecutive terms since 2000.

This time he is contesting on a CPI(M) ticket from this constituency.

CPI(M) state secretary Gautam Das on Tuesday alleged that their party candidate Parikshit Murasingh’s election agent, Jahar Debnath was attacked along with his family while going to the polling booth for exercising their franchise.

There are 62 polling booths in this constituency.

Shukla Charan Noatia demanded re-election in 23 of the polling booths.

He alleged that people from non-ADC areas had cast votes in 23 of the polling booths.

He also complained of rigging during the polling day and pointed fingers at the ruling BJP workers.

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