Agartala, May 3 (IANS): Over 85 percent of the 758,554 electors cast their votes on Sunday in the elections to the 30-member Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), which administers two-thirds of Tripura.
State Election Commission secretary Tamal Majumder said that over 85 percent voters cast their votes in the politically important elections. The TTAADC has jurisdiction over 68.10 percent of the state's total area of 10,491.69 square km.
"The voting percentage might increase when the final reports from all the returning officers reach here. No political party so far has made any complaint about the polling process," Majumder told IANS.
"Weather was very pleasant all over in the morning. Braving summer heat in the noon, long queues of tribal men and women in their traditional attires were seen at almost all the polling stations," Inspector General of Police (police control) Nepal Das told IANS.
He said: "Voting has been peaceful and there were no reports of any major untoward incident from anywhere in the state when the polling officially ended at 5 p.m."
Inspector General of Police (law and order) Anurag told reporters that around 13,000 security personnel, including those from Border Security Force and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), have been deployed to ensure the trouble-free polling.