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Tripura to go for polls on February 16, Counting on March 02: ECI

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BY TC News Desk

Agartala Jan 18: The Election Commission of India on January 18 announced the poll schedule for assembly elections in three North Eastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland.

As per the announcement, polling for Tripura Elections 2023 will be held on February 16 while Meghalaya and Nagaland will together go for polls on February 27, 2023.The results for polls in all the three north-eastern states including Tripura will be declared on March 02.

Apart from that, the Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said the notification would be issued on January 21. The last date of filing nomination is 30th January 2023.The scrutiny of nominations will take place on January 31 while the last date for withdrawal of nomination is February 2.

With the much-awaited announcement, Model Code of Conduct has come under effect in Tripura.The dates were announced during a press conference held by ECI at Rang Bhawan auditorium, AIR, New Delhi. The conference was chaired by Chief Election Commissioner of India, Rajiv Kumar, and ECI Commissioners Anup Chandra Pandey and Arun Goel.

Demands have been raised for peaceful and violence free polls in the North-eastern states.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is currently in power in Tripura, with Dr Manik Saha as the chief minister.

However, the announcement of CPI-M -Congress alliance has marked a tectonic shift in the state’s political landscape as Congress was known to be the prime opposition of CPI-M that ruled Tripura for 25 years before being ousted by BJP in the year 2018.

On the other hand, TIPRA Motha has also sought alliance with BJP’s ruling alliance IPFT and the talks are on positive note.

According to political analysts, the fight for power in Tripura is going to be an interesting match to see.

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