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130 villagers are voters in both Tripura & Mizoram; probe ordered
TIWN Aug 22, 2020
130 villagers are voters in both Tripura & Mizoram; probe ordered
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AGARTALA, Aug 22 (TIWN): An official inquiry has been ordered after 130 villagers of Phuldungsei situated along the Tripura-Mizoram border were found enrolled in the electoral lists of both the states and drawing various services and benefits, officials said on Friday.

An official of North Tripura district said that the names of these 130 Phuldungsei residents were recently registered in the electoral rolls ahead of Mizoram's August 27 village councils polls. These people were however enrolled as voters in Tripura for many years, he claimed.

Tripura's Revenue and Fisheries Minister Narendra Chandra Debbarma told IANS that he had asked Revenue and Finance Secretary Tanushree Debbarma to inquire into the matter and submit a report at the earliest. 

Different tribal parties are already agitated over the matter and urged the central and state governments to resolve it at the earliest.  Tripura's erstwhile royal family's scion Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarman, a former President of Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee, told the media on Friday that he had conveyed to Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb to deal firmly with the matter.

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