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Oppositions raise concern on peaceful election in all-party meeting with CEO

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By TC News Desk

Agartala: January 07 : Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Tripura on Saturday has convened an all political party meeting in which the opposition political parties in the state have raised grave concern over the possibilities of peaceful election and demanded to deploy sufficient central armed paramilitary forces (CAPF).

The Chief Electoral Officer, Kiran Gitte has convened the meeting with all the Political parties at Conference Hall no- II of the Civil Secretariat today. As per CEO office various important issues like Final Publication of Electoral Roll, launching of ‘Mission Zero Poll Violence’, upcoming activities like making of Rangoli at every household on the eve of Poush Sankranti as a part of SVEEP campaign, upcoming visit of the Election Commission of India to Tripura on 11th & 12th January, 2023 have been discussed.

“All the representatives of political parties present in the meeting have appreciated the initiatives taken by the Chief Electoral Officer, Tripura to ensure free, fair and violence free election but urged for more efforts from the civil as well as Police administration. CEO Tripura noted the concerns expressed by all political parties and promised to take suitable action for ensuring free, fair and transparent Assembly Elections. It has been informed that the meeting of the Election Commission of India with the political parties will be held on 11th January soon after the arrival of the Commission to Tripura”, the press release reads.

While, CPIM state committee secretary Jitendra Chowdhury hailed the Election Commission and CEO Tripura for organising the meeting as in the last five years not a single election held in a free and fairly.

“Not only us but from TMC, Congress, TIPRA Motha have raised similar concern of peaceful election. From our point of view we have categorically demanded deployment of paramilitary forces, sensitization of people in the presence of the high officials”, he said.

Subrata Datta, member and spokesperson of Pradesh Congress Committee said, “We told CEO that they have launched zero poll violence in the state and soon after announcement, one party office of Congress at Udaipur came under attack, many workers also came under attack. We had information that CAPF would be deployed only for ST reserved seats so we have demanded to deploy all the CAPF across the state and requested for peaceful and violence Free State”.

Secretary of TMC, Amit Kumar Saha has also raised same demand which is peaceful election and proper deployment of security across the state.

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