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