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TTAADC Poll: Final electoral rolls published; 19% voters increased this year
 TTAADC Poll: Final electoral rolls published; 19% voters increased this year
PHOTO : TTAADC Council Bhawan, Khumlung. TIWN File Photo

AGARTALA, March 19 (TIWN): The final electoral rolls for 28 District Council constituencies have been published on wednesday, with 19% increase of the voters for the upcoming Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) election. The elections to the TTAADC are likely to be held on the month of May. However, a meeting will be held with all the political parties of the state at the secretariat Conference No. 3 on March 19, said Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S.K. Rakesh on wednesday holding a press conference at the civil secretariat.According to the final electoral rolls of the TTAADC election drawing near, the total number of voters stands at 7, 58,554. Of the total electorates, male voters are 3, 83,437 while female voters are 3, 75,117. Kathalia-Mirja-Rajapur constituency has maximum voters with 35,955 while Takarjala-Jampuijala has lowest electorates- 18,179, according to the final voter list published by the concerned returning officers. However, talking to the reporters here at the civil secretariat CEO S.K. Rakesh said that 19% of voters has been increased this year for the TTAADC election as compared to the election held during 2010.

During the year 2010 the total number of voters were 6, 37, 420. Out of the total the male voters rested at 3, 20, 142, while the female voters were 3, 70, 098. A meeting will also be held with all the political parties on March 19 at the secretariat conference hall number 3, said Rakesh today.

Adding to that CEO SK Rakesh said that at least 1579 voters dropped in the final electoral roll from the draft lists. However he also said that this is the first of its kind that this year the ADC electors would caste their vote through EVM machine that has a NOTA provision. He also said that even though the final voter lists has been published today, but the left out voters can still enroll their name in the voter list.   

Keeping in mind of the upcoming tribal council elections, political parties have also stepped activities to prepare the ground for the elections. While the ruling CPM looks set to the front runner for retaining TTAADC once again, two tribal based political parties- INPT and TPFT have been trying to win the elections at any cost.
However, political arithmetic for the upcoming ADC elections is expected to get a new twist if the INPT joins hand with its old friend-IPFT. But many INPT leaders are against forging political understanding with IPFT for its strong anti-Bengali sentiment.

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