The election commission of India has announced the date for holding of bye-elections to the four vacant assembly seats in Tripura.
Bye-elections to the four Tripura assembly seats – Agartala, Town Bordowali, Surma and Jubarajnagar – will be held on June 23.
Votes will be counted on June 26 and notification for bye-elections will be issued on May 30, the election commission informed on Wednesday.
The bye-elections to the four Tripura assembly seats were necessitated following demise of former speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath from Jubarajnagar.
Meanwhile, three BJP legislators – Sudip Roy Barman, Asish Kumar Saha and Asish Das defected to the Congress and Trinamool Congress respectively.
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