Tripura | SEC proposed to defer by-poll of urban local bodies in state

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AGARTALA | December 12, 2018 (UNI):

Anticipating difficulties in management of by-election process to urban local bodies slated for December 22 next, Tripura state election commission (SEC) today proposed to re-schedule the date of polling on December 27 owing to mega celebration of 131st Janma Mahotsav of Sree Sree Thakur Anukul Chandra here on December 23.

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According to report, more than two lakhs foot fall have been expected from different parts of the state at least a day before the event, which would affect polling process on December 22 and the process of re-polling on the next day if any as well as to create problem of security of the polled EVMs.

The demand of re-scheduling the date of polling was raised by BJP MLA Sudhangshu Das in just concluded assembly session seeking intervention of the state government because the pre-schedule program of Satsang would create trouble in the by-poll.

"A large number of followers of Satsang are there in each and every locality of the state and they would join in the celebration since December 22 and as a result, many of the voters would escape voting too. Moreover, since Satsang program is collided to the schedule of by-election, there will be a major problem for transportation of the devotees," Das stated.