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Tripura Tribal Council polls: Pradyot Manikya's party in the lead

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Agartala, April 10: Counting of votes polled in elections to the 30-member Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council, which governs two-thirds of the state's territory, is underway amidst tight security, a senior official said on Saturday.

Counting of votes began at 8 am and no untoward incident has been reported so far, State Election Commission Secretary Prasenjit Bhattacharjee told reporters.

Elections to 28 of the 30 seats were held on April 6 and the remaining two seats will be nominated by the governor as per the state government's advice.

Pradyot Manikya has won the TTAADC elections in Tripura by over 10,000 votes. His party TIPRA has won 19 seats out of 28 as of now. BJP won 6, Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), the BJP ally, got 1 seat.

A total of 157 candidates are in the fray in the elections held in 1,244 polling stations, in which 85.14 per cent of the 8.65 lakh voters exercised their franchise amid stray incidents of violence.

The tribal council election was scheduled to be held on May 17 last year, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. - PTI

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Tripura Tribal Council polls: Pradyot Manikya

Agartala, April 10: Counting of votes polled in elections to the 30-member Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council, which governs two-thirds of the state's territory, is underway amidst tight security, a senior official said on Saturday.

Counting of votes began at 8 am and no untoward incident has been reported so far, State Election Commission Secretary Prasenjit Bhattacharjee told reporters.

Elections to 28 of the 30 seats were held on April 6 and the remaining two seats will be nominated by the governor as per the state government's advice.

Pradyot Manikya has won the TTAADC elections in Tripura by over 10,000 votes. His party TIPRA has won 19 seats out of 28 as of now. BJP won 6, Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), the BJP ally, got 1 seat.

A total of 157 candidates are in the fray in the elections held in 1,244 polling stations, in which 85.14 per cent of the 8.65 lakh voters exercised their franchise amid stray incidents of violence.

The tribal council election was scheduled to be held on May 17 last year, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. - PTI

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