The month long election saga has finally come to an end and all eyes are now on the election results scheduled to be declared on May 23. In view of this, security has been tightened across counting centers in Tripura.
Heavy security has been deployed across counting centres in Umakanta Academy where all the EVMs are locked following the polling held in two seats.
It may be mentioned that around 900 million Indians were eligible to vote in the seven-phase election, with vote counting to begin on Thursday.
It is to be mentioned here that most exit polls on Sunday last forecast another term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with some of them projecting that BJP-led NDA will get more than 300 seats to comfortably cross the majority mark of 272 in the Lok Sabha.
The Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) on Tuesday declared the results of Class 12 Science stream via a press conference at the board office.
The results are now available on all the official and private websites, said TBSE board Chairman Dr. Bhavatosh Saha. Addressing the press meet, Saha stated that passing percentage for 2019 TBSE Class 12 result this year is 88.95%.
Students who appeared for the 2019 HS (+2) Science stream exams can check their results in the websites given below:
They can also access the results via SMS from 9.45 am in the morning.
The results are also accessible via SMS
TYPE- TBSE12Roll Number and send it to number 7738299899.
This year, a total of 3,787 students appeared in the Higher Secondary (HS) exams in the science stream. The exams started from March 1, as mentioned by the board official.
It is to be mentioned here that the results of Class 10, Madhyamik examination is likely to be declared in the first week of June. The results of class 12 for arts and commerce stream will be declared anytime between June 3 and 5, 2019.
Three youth along with a police officer sustained injuries after being attacked by villagers suspecting the youth to be drug peddlers. The incident took place on Saturday at Binoy Chowdhury Para village under Kalyanpur police station.
Police sources informed that a group of villagers abruptly stopped a Maruti Alto car on Saturday afternoon and began rummaging inside the vehicle suspecting to find drug consignments.
The two persons present in the car have been identified as Jayanta Debroy and Partha Deb. While the villagers were searching the car, a known drug peddler of that locality (as per villager’s account) Animesh Debbarma reportedly rushed to the spot to rescue his friends. Later, as the situation continued to spiral out of control, the police was informed and the police forces rushed to the spot. The team was led by OC of Kalyanpur police station, Santosh Shil.
They tried to rescue the youths from the hands aggressive villagers but the villagers started pelting stones targeting the police forces. This resulted in OC Santosh Shil sustaining injuries in the head.
Later, police had to resort to mild lathi charge to disperse the angry mob.Thereafter the police immediately shifted the injured OC along with the three drug peddlers to Khowai hospital for primary treatment. Partha Deb, one of the injured youth, due to his critical condition was referred at GB Hospital.
Police later informed that no incriminating substance or any drug related items were recovered from the possession of three suspected drug peddlers or from their vehicles.
Additional forces have been deployed in the locality to control the situation.
The Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) will be raising the issue of repolling in 433 booths of West Tripura constituency with the Supreme Court on Monday after instances of poll rigging and malpractices in several booths disrupted the free and fair election process.
TPCC President Pradyot Manikya on May 18 while addressing a live Facebook session said, “A lot of developments are happening in Delhi and tomorrow in a meeting where it will be decided what the Congress party will take to the Supreme Court on May 20 regarding re poll in Tripura West Constituency”.
He raised a question about the RO’s report which stated that elections were not conducted in a free and fair manner in 433 booths which was ruled out and only 168 booths were singled out and a repoll was conducted only in these booths of Tripura West Constituency.
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“We will not give up easily. We have met the Election Commission twice on this issue and we demand a written response from the EC about why was the report of the RO overruled”, Manikya added.
He also stated, “This election has been a very dirty one full of personal attacks, fake news, false propaganda and the likes. In 2019, we should talk about employment, development, CAB, 7th Pay commission and employment issues and leave aside unnecessary conversations”.
He also rued about the degrading political culture in West Bengal and Tripura.
“We will have a meeting tomorrow with Abhishek Manusinghvi in the presence of Subal Bhowmik, Pijush Biswas and we will discuss our course of action with the SC”, he said while asserting, “There will be re-election in the Tripura West no matter when. We will raise this issue on the basis of denial of free and fair election and the technicalities involved therein”.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb on Friday came down heavily upon ‘baiters’ saying that they have no place in society.
He also stated that people who have been spreading unnecessary rumours and even abstaining from duty in times of need will face the brunt within two months.
Though he made a general statement, it was attributed to a few of his ministerial colleagues. The Chief Minister has been speaking hard against his alleged baiters ever since social media platforms and webzines published fake stories about his alleged bitter personal life and purported divorce suit in a court at Delhi.
The Chief Minister was also unhappy with some leaders and ministers for remaining non-functional during the election campaigns for two Tripura Lok Sabha constituencies.