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Congress’s bold step to be jolt for CEO Taraniknati, Corrupt Electoral Officers : Congress moving to Supreme Court demanding ‘Re-Poll’
TIWN April 15, 2019
Congress’s bold step to be jolt for CEO Taraniknati, Corrupt Electoral Officers : Congress moving to Supreme Court demanding ‘Re-Poll’
PHOTO : Supreme Court of India.

AGARTALA / NEW DELHI, April 15 (TIWN): In a bold decision, Tripura Congress has decided to move to Supreme Court in demand of re-polling in West Tripura constituency. Observing long silence of CEO Sriram Taranikanti and presiding officers’ clean certificates’ distribution to the rigged booths, Congress is going to ask the Supreme Court asking whether “Evidences” of video footages are important or fake “Certificates” of some corrupt officers are more valuable which is halting re-polling in Tripura. Addressing media Congress leader, senior advocate Pijush Kanti Biswas said, “Isn’t there any house in the country which can secure public rights, democracy and voting rights ? When gross evidences are there, where booths were captured, voters could not cast vote, the CEO is continuously saying that election was peaceful ? We want to know the answer from the Supreme Court of India”.Massive poll rigging, attacks on opposition voters, supporters have hit democracy on 11th April in Tripura.

Lakhs of voters in Tripura could not cast their votes on Thursday due to open poll-rigging through out polling hours, whereas many had to press on lotus in front of BJP supporters. Around 460 booths were captured totally and Congress, CPI-M have demanded re-polling in these constituencies. With viral proves, evidences State Tripura is reeling under shocks as lakhs of voters could not cast their votes, polling agents were removed from booths, beaten. Over hundreds of people were injured, hospitalized. In front of police, security forces, electoral officers opposition polling agents were removed from the booths, but State Election Commissioner Sriram Taranikanti so far stayed muted and police under DGP A K Shukla has proven nothing but a puppet of BJP. Since yesterday the violence started across towns and villages today in front of presiding officers the booths were captured, polling agents were beaten before CCTV camera. Infact, BJP supporters alleged that they were asked to press on the No-1 button which is lotus. Before the election, Pratima Bhowmik already said, “My BJP supporters will become booth’s Chowkidars and Jamanat-Jabd of the opposition will be made sure”. Chief Minister Biplab Deb also in open public gathering declared that he will teach a lesson to the opposition in this election. Even after telling the Election Commission again and again, CEO Sriram Taranikanti has failed to control the law and order and allowed the so called “Chowkidars” to capture booths. There is no lack of evidence of massive poll rigging in Tripura which can be challenged in court anyway.

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