22 - 02 - 2018

Voter ID card compulsory for casting vote, says CEO

AGARTALA, Feb 10, 2018 (TVN): Without photo voter ID – card or voter slip given by BLO nobody can cast vote. Even they will not be allowed to stand in queue before polling booth, said chief electoral officer, Shriram Taranikanta.

 Addressing a press meet yesterday here CEO said in next five days BLOs will  deliver  photo voter slip to all voters  by going door to door. A voter should bring either of the one to on polling day.

Two things will be mentioned in the voter slip that will be delivered by BLO. First, to verify in VVPAT whether the vote casted went in favour of the candidate you  liked. Second, secrecy will be mentioned while casting votes, CEO said.

The vote casted will remain foolproof secret, no scope for others to know whom the voters have voted for. However there is rumor that secrecy will not be maintained, CEO ruled out such rumors terming it as baseless.

Meanwhile, from today polling of those on election duty will start. Changes have been made in the system of postal ballot polling.

Those in election duty will have to go in the concerned polling booth for casting vote. After casting vote it should be dropped in ballot box. In postal ballot polling booth this time there will be agents of political parties.

As per schedule on February 10 from 9 am to 5 pm  and on February 11 from 9 am to 1 pm police and TSR personnel will give votes. In each sub division one polling booth have been opened.

On February 11 from 1 pm to 5 pm and on February 12 from 9 am to 5 pm election duty personnel will cast vote.

On February 13 from 9 am to 5 pm drivers, co – drivers and other employees will cast votes.  On February 14 from 9 am to 5 pm micro observers and web casting workers.

For any reason those who cannot vote in the schedule date they can cast vote on February 14.

CEO also informed 52 observers have been appointed for election- 25 are general observers, 19 are expenditure observers and 8 are police observers. All are from other states.

Besides two thousands are micro observers. All are central government employee.    


Tripura Poll: Rahul Gandhi coming on Feb 16

AGARTALA, Feb 10, 2018 (TVN):  Indian National Congress President, Rahul Gandhi is coming here in Tripura for  campaigning.

He is coming on 16 February but time and venue for election schedule was not finalized.

Congress manifesto will be released on 11 February by Pondiicherry chief minister V. Naryanswamy.

The election for Tripura  60 seat assembly constituency will held on 18 February.The counting and result will be declared on 3 March.

Congress is contesting in 59 assembly seats.

Tripura Poll: Hema Malini coming for campaign

AGARTALA, Feb 10, 2018 (TVN): Prime Minister Narendra Modi  is  coming again for election campaign.  On 15 February he will address election rally in two places. One at Santir Bazaar, South Tripura and second in capital Agartala.  

In next seven days other than Prime Minister many star campaigners of BJP are coming in the state for  election campaign.  They are BJP national president Amit Shah, finance minister Arun Jaitely, surface  transport minister Nitin Gadkhari, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath,Arunchal Pradesh chief minister Prema Khandu,  Hema Malini MP and other.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley will release the vision document of BJP, besides  he will address some election rallies. On 11 February, Amit Shah is arriving in the state.

Yesterday BJP national secretary Ram Madhav released nine page chargesheet against  CPI(M)  in a hotel here.    

CPI(M) – IPFT clash, two police SI injured

AGARTALA, Feb 9, 2018 (TVN): Political clash  has been reported from Takarjala assembly constituency  between  CPI (M) and IPFT  supporters at Brahmabari area.

According to police  information    six  people was  injured in the clash. Four CPI (M) and two IPFT supporters sustained injuries in the clash  including two  two police sub-inspectors.

The injured  police officers are  Bharat Debbarma and Ringrai Halam .  Both had to be sent to GBP hospital with serious injuries . Police said Takarjala the CPI (M) candidate for the constituency , Ramendra Debbarma  was on way  to  address a meeting but soon after his escort party and he himself, accompanied by his workers, reached the spot tension commenced and there was a clash involving CPI (M) and IPFT workers.

RSS – BJP bringing workers from outside

AGARTALA, Feb 9 , 2018 (TVN): For last few days RSS and BJP are bringing their workers from outside in Tripura, CPI(M) claimed. They are sent by train coming from Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Silchar. The workers are coming from UP, West Bengal, Assam and Manipur.Besides a large number of retired IAS and IPS officer arrived in the state.They are staying in Ginger and Sonar Tari hotel and trying to contact the state officers.  


Flying squads recovers Rs 12 lakh

AGARTALA, Feb 9 , 2018 (TVN): Flying squad have recovered Rs 12 lakh  on Thurday from two cars at Uttam Bhakt Chowmuhani from Agartala – Bishalgarh road.Rs 7 lakh was recovered from a Boloreo ( TR 03F 0753 and Rs 5 lakh from a maruti van ( TR 03A 0377)

Drivers of  both vehicles could not show any valid documents for carrying such large  amount of cash. Flying squad handed over the recovered cash to income tax department.

Officials of finance department are questioning the divers in Bishalghar police station.