AGARTALA, April 11: The voting for Tripura West parliamentary constituency bagan amidst heavy security on Thursday, officials said. The polling began at 7 am and will continue till 5 pm. A total of 13,47,381 electorates, including 6,65,322 women, are eligible to exercise their franchise to decide the electoral fate of 13 candidates, including a woman.
A total of 1,679 polling stations, including 30 to be managed by only women polling officials and security personnel, have been set up to hold the polls.
Though there are 13 candidates in the Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency, the main contest would be between BJP candidate Pratima Bhoumik, 50, Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front candidate Sankar Prasad Datta, 61, and Subal Bhowmik, 58, who quit BJP's Vice-President post and became Congress aspirant last month. - IANS