Agartala: Election officials on Thursday stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party had taken the lead in both the Lok Sabha seats of Tripura. Also Read - Allahabad HC Dismisses Plea Challenging PM Modi's Election From Varanasi LS Seat
BJP candidate Pratima Bhoumik of the West Tripura Lok Sabha seat has taken a comfortable lead of 1,22,865 votes against her nearest Congress rival Subal Bhowmik, said the officials. They added that the BJP candidate Rebati Tripura was leading by 1,08,983 votes against his nearest Congress rival Maharaj Kumari Pragya DebBurman in the East Tripura Lok Sabha seat. Also Read - Anti-Modi Tweets by Arvind Kejriwal Vanished Post Lok Sabha Elections 2019
Re-polling was held on May 12 in 168 of the total 1,679 polling stations in the Tripura West constituency as huge electoral malpractices were found during the first phase of voting held on April 11. Polling for the Tripura East seat was held on April 23. Also Read - 'Danger in Boycotting J&K Assembly Polls, it Could be Repeat of What Happened in Lok Sabha Elections,' Warns NC's Omar Abdullah
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Notably, the CPI(M) had won both the Lok Sabha seats in Tripura in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.
(With agency inputs)