Tripura Bypolls

Agartala, June 26: BJP candidate and Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha win the election from the Town Bardowali seat. Counting of votes is underway in Tripura bypolls in four Assembly constituencies.

Voting for the Tripura bypolls in four Assembly constituencies took place on Thursday (June 23). Out of 1,89,032 people, over 78.58 percent of them cast their votes amid incidents of violence.

Tripura by-polls results will be announced on Sunday and the counting of votes for the by-elections to Agartala, Town Bordowali, Surma, and Jubarajnagar Assembly constituencies began at 8 am on Sunday.

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Over 78 percent of the total 1,89,032 people had cast their votes in the elections. Twenty-two candidates are in the fray.

Saha, who is not a member of the assembly, is contesting from the Town Bardowali assembly constituency. He has to win this election to continue as the chief minister.

In the Agartala seat, Sudip Roy Barman, who had resigned as a BJP MLA and joined the Congress in February, is pitted against BJP candidate Ashok Saha.