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Tripura records 93% turnout in assembly polls

Rahul Karmakar, Hindustan Times  Guwahati, February 15, 2013
First Published: 20:13 IST(15/2/2013) | Last Updated: 20:17 IST(15/2/2013)

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.

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“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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