Tripura records 93% turnout in assembly polls

  • Rahul Karmakar, Hindustan Times, Guwahati
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  • Updated: Feb 15, 2013 08:17 IST

Voting for the 60-member Tripura assembly on Thursday crossed 93% with election officials receiving more than 37,000 of the 38,000 postal ballots issued. The figure is the highest for any state in India.


 
A spokesperson for Tripura chief electoral officer Ashutosh Jindal on Friday said 91.94% of the state’s 2,353,505 voters cast their votes on Thursday.

“Voting in some booths continued till 10pm yesterday (Thursday) due to the heavy rush,” he said.
 
With an estimated 1.5% postal ballots received, the total polling was a tad more than 93%.
 
The spokesperson added that Boxanagar assembly constituency in southern Tripura bordering Bangladesh recorded the highest voting of 95.12% while Town Bordowali constituency in state capital Agartala had the lowest of 84%.
 
Chief minister Manik Sarkar’s constituency Dhanpur, also bordering Bangladesh, had a turnout of 95.03%.

 

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