Tripura High Court
Tripura High Court

TIPRA Motha has moved the High Court of Tripura demanding re-poll in 70 polling booths where voting was held during the election to Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC).

The party has demanded re-polling in several booths under various constituencies alleging rigging.

Addressing media persons at Agartala on Friday, TIPRA Motha general secretary Animesh Debbrama said they submitted a petition to the Election Commission to arrange re-polling alleging rigging in various booths on the polling day, April 6.

“But the Election Commission has not taken any action. So we have moved the High Court regarding the matter and demand re-poll in nearly 70 polling booths in various constituencies under Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC).

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Apart from TIPRA Motha, CPI(M) and Congress also alleged that rigging took place in several polling booths on the polling day.

TIPRA Motha general secretary Debbrama feared that there might be a commotion in the counting halls during the counting of votes to be held on April 10.

Debbarma said, “Rumours are doing the round in various places that the BJP and IPFT may create violence in the counting center on April 10,” adding, “They may occupy the counting center and manipulate the counting process.”

Animesh Debbarma said they want that the counting of votes takes place in a peaceful manner and hoped the Election Commission would take proper steps so that no such incident takes place under any pressure.

CPI (M) state secretary Gautam Das also expressed fears that the counting centers may be occupied by ruling party workers on the day of the counting of votes or the counting process might be disrupted by creating violence.

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