Tripura ADC polls: TIPRA approaches High Court seeking re-poll
The Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA) Motha approached the High court on Friday, demanding a re-poll following allegations that rigging had taken place in various booths on the polling day.
TIPRA General Secretary Animesh Debbarma said that the party has petitioned the High Court and demanded a re-poll in nearly 70 booths located in different constituencies under the Autonomous District Council.
"We had earlier petitioned the Election Commission seeking re-polling on allegations that rigging had taken place in various booths on polling day. However, the Election Commission did not take any action," he said.
Apart from TIPRA Motha, the opposition CPI (M) and Congress have also alleged that booths were rigged on the polling day, April 6.
The opposition parties also expressed apprehension and fear that there might be a commotion at the various counting centres on the voting day, April 10.
“Rumors were circulating at various places that the BJP and the IPFT might carry out attacks on the counting centres. They can occupy the counting centres and manipulate the counting process,” Debbarma, alleged.
He, however, hopes nothing untoward would happen. "The Election Commission would take action," he said while urging supporters not to leave the counting centres.
"We have full faith in the election commission and, we believe nothing would happen," he added.