Tripura ADC election to be held on April 4



Polling to the 28 seats in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) will be held on April 4 and counting on April 8, informed the State Election Commissioner Manik Lal Dey on Tuesday.

Voting will start at 7 am on April 4 till four in the afternoon. Submission of nomination papers will start from March 4 to March 12. Nomination scrutiny on March 15 and March 17 is the last day for withdrawal of nominations.

Dey informed that there are 8 lakh, 65 thousand 41 voters, in the ADC election. Of these, 4 lakh 36 thousand 548 are male voters and 4 lakh 26 thousand 490 are women voters.

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The number of polling stations has been increased as compared to the last ADC election. The number of polling stations is 1244.

The ADC’s tenure expired on May 17 last year but, the election was postponed for six months due to the outbreak of Coronavirus and an administrator was appointed to head the Council.

However, after six months, the State Government extended the term of the administrator for another six months last November.

A few lawyers had filed a case in the Tripura High Court demanding the speedy election of ADC. Subsequently, the Court ordered the ADC election to be conducted within May 17.

The CPI (M)-led Left Front has been in power in the ADC for the last 15 years.

(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)