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TNT News | Agartala | May 10, 2019

The apex court has rejected Tripura CPI (M)’s plea to urgently hear their petition against the ECI’s decision of conducting re-polling in 168 polling station of the state.

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The Supreme Court though has directed that this case can be heard on a regular basis after the summer break.

Speaking to the TNT- The Northeast Today, West Tripura Lok Sabha Candidate of CPI (M) Sankar Prasad Dutta said ” The SC has decided that our plea cannot be heard on an urgent basis as the SC is going for Summer vacation leave and they have many important cases lined up. Moreover we cannot let go the re-polling which will be conducted next Sunday. So, we will contest the elections”.

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It may be mentioned that the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday last declared the polling across 168 booths of Tripura West parliamentary constituency as void and ordered a re-polling on May 12 (Sunday) along with the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 from 7 am to 5 pm.

The seat has 1,679 polling booths.The EC on Wednesday last ordered repolling in 168 polling booths of West Tripura Parliamentary constituency.

15 additional companies of paramilitary forces have also been deployed for re-polling in the Tripura West parliamentary constituency.

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