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TTAADC election to held first week of May; declaration of schedule soon
TTAADC election to held first week of May; declaration of schedule soon
PHOTO : ADC Council Bhavan. TIWN File Photo

Agartala, March 23( TIWN):Election for Tripura Tribal Area Autonomous District Coucil (TTAADC) is likely to held in first week of May. According to highly placed sources, the state election commission would declare the election schedule in last week of the current month. Before that the state cabinet would meet on 24 March and approve the election schedule, probably this would be the last meeting ahead of tribal council election.

The election code would come into effect after declaration election schedule. the entire polling process including the nomination of two representatives by the Governor has to be completed before May 18, the day on which the term of the existing TTAADC ends.

Meanwhile the  final voter's list of the TTAADC polls was declared ahead of the council elections. place in the first week of May.A total 758554 voters comprising of 383437 male and 375117 female are going to cast their votes for the 28 seats of the TTAADC.There has been an increase of 19 percent in the number of voters as compared to 2010 voter's list, in which there were 637240 voters.

Electronic Voting Machines are going to be used for the first time during these elections in which there will also be provision for NOTA.Election Commission of India (ECI) has sanctioned 1,450 EVMs for holding elections in 1,071 booths in the tribal areas where ballot papers have been in use since 1982.

Tripura ADC is currently under CPM rule with all the 28 seats in the council belonging to it. This time the ruling party is likely to face challenges from tribal-based Indigenous Peoples' Front of Tripura (IPFT) and BJP. Both the parties have strengthened political base in the hills


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