Tripura polls: 1.13 mn voters to decide fate of 12 candidates

Polling starts in Tripura

Agartala, April 12: Voting in Tripura for its second Lok Sabha constituency began Saturday, officials said.

Over 1.13 million strong electorate, half of them women, are eligible to vote at 1,490 polling stations across the Tripura East constituency.

The tribal reserved constituency has 12 candidates, including two women, who are in the fray.

The main battle for this seat is between Communist Party of India-Marxist’s (CPI-M) candidate Jitendra Choudhury, who is the incumbent industry, commerce and rural development minister for Tripura, and Congress’ Sachitra Debbarma, a national award winning teacher.

Other candidates include BJP’s Parikshit Debbarma, TMC’s Bhriguram Reang and AAP’s Karna Bijoy Jamatia.

Since 1952, this parliamentary constituency has been won 10 times by the Left and five times by the Congress.