BY TC News Desk
Agartala, February 28, 2023: Altogether with tensions, excitements and exit polls, the assembly election in 2023 is going to take a historic form.
The Election Commission of India has for the first time conducted elections in North Eastern states including Tripura with the vision of “zero-poll violence” which has been accepted everywhere, in all cases. The counting of votes and the results of the assembly elections will be published on March 2.
No matter which party comes to power after the counting of votes, the Election Commission is very active in maintaining peaceful harmony and “zero-poll violence” in post-election results.
Peace meetings have been completed in all the booths of 39-Manu and 40-Sabroom assembly constituencies on Monday and Tuesday. This initiative of the Election Commission has spread a lot of hope in various political circles as well as intellectual circles.
Meanwhile, Sub-Divisional Magistrate i.e. Returning Officer Bidhan Chandra Roy said that security arrangements have been made to conduct the counting of votes for March 02 next. He said that central paramilitary forces will be deployed in three-tier security system around the counting center. Barricades have been constructed on three roads for counting of votes. Election candidates along with election agents can come through only one road. Identity cards have already been issued to certain polling agents of various political parties. Issuance of this identity card will be completed by tomorrow.
RO Roy also said that according to the guidelines of the Election Commission, the postal ballot will be counted first, after half an hour, the EVM machine will start counting the votes. Besides, counting of VVPATs will start after the completion of counting of votes. Five VVPATs each for 39-Manu and 40-Sabroom will be counted through lottery.
He further said that irrespective of the outcome of the election, he requested the citizens of the area to maintain peace, harmony and tolerance. On the second and third days, paramilitary as well as returning officers will also flag march in the entire area, so that law and order is maintained.