AGARTALA, Nov 19 - A very high voter turnout was recorded in the by-poll to Barjala and Khowai Assembly seats in Tripura today.
Additional Chief Electoral Officer Debasish Modak said 86 per cent electorate exercised their franchise in Barjala Assembly constituency, while 94 per cent voters cast their votes in the Khowai constituency.
He said the voting passed off peacefully and no untoward incident was reported from any part of the two constituency.
The Barjala (SC reserved) seat fell vacant following the resignation of Congress MLA Jitendra Sarkar due to internal squabble in the party, while the death of veteran CPI-M leader Samir Deb necessitated the by-poll in Khowai seat.
At Barjala constituency a multi-cornered electoral battle was witnessed with five candidates of BJP, CPI-M, Trinamool Congress, Congress and Amra Bangali in the fray.
The Khowai seat too has contestants from the same parties in the ring.
A total of 39,007 voters exercised their franchise in 48 polling stations in Barjala Assembly constituency, while in Khowai seat 39,400 electorate cast their votes in 52 polling stations.
Results of the two constituencies would be announced on November 22. � PTI