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Lok Sabha Election Star Campaigners yet to arrive Tripura : Sitaram Yehcury to kick off election rally on April 6, Modi April 7
TIWN April 4, 2019
Lok Sabha Election Star Campaigners yet to arrive Tripura : Sitaram Yehcury to kick off election rally on April 6, Modi April 7
PHOTO : Left : Sitaram Yechury, Right : PM Modi

AGARTALA, April 4 (TIWN): To generate boost to CPI-M’s strength in poll bound Tripura, CPI-M National General Secretary Sitaram Yechury will kick off a rally at Agartala on April 6. Yechury’s rally will be staged at the Rabindra Bhawan premise in Agartala at 2 PM. Right now former Chief Minister Manik Sarkar is the key campaigner for the Left parties in Tripura. Sarkar might also go to West Bengal, Kerala and some south Indian states for the campaign.On the next day, PM Modi will be visiting Tripura and to address gathering at Udaipur Sports Council Ground. Tripura Lok Sabha Election to be conducted on April 11 and April 18 consequently for its two constituencies East and West Tripura. Sonia Gandhi, Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and Congress leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia and Priyanka Gandhi are likely to address a host of election rallies.Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb would campaign for the BJP in West Bengal, Assam, Odisha, Kerala and a few other states.

Of Tripura's two Lok Sabha seats, Tripura West goes to polls in the first phase on April 11 and Tripura East in the second phase on April 18. Votes will be counted on May 23.

In all, 18 candidates are contesting the Tripura West seat and 10 in the Tripura East constituency, reserved for the indigenous people.

30 Assembly segments exist in each of the two Lok Sabha constituencies -- Tripura East and Tripura West -- and one all-women polling station would be set up in each Assembly segment following an advisory by the EC.

A total of 26,05,325 people, including 12,85,618 women, are eligible to cast their votes.

Around 20,000 polling personnel, including women, would be appointed to conduct the parliamentary polls in Tripura, the CEO said.

Special Central Police Observer Mrinal Kanti Das, who is a former Director General of Manipur Police, arrived here on Wednesday to "monitor the deployment of security and supervise other security related aspects before and during the elections".

The EC has also appointed nine central observers, two police observers and four expenditure observers for the elections in the state.

The majority of the Central Paramilitary Forces (CPMF) have already arrived in the state.

A Tripura Home Department official, who refused to disclose his identity, said the state election authority had sought 150 companies of CPMF but the Union Home Ministry refused to provide such a large number.

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