Sriram Taranikanti, Chief Electoral Officer, holding a IT workshop with the IT professionals from all the districts in Agartala. Credit: EastMojo Image

Agartala: The preparation for the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections has started and as a part of it, the Chief Electoral Commissioner (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti called for an “IT workshop” here on Monday.

Speaking to reporters, the CEO said, “In the run up to the upcoming elections, several applications would be used. For this, a workshop for all the IT experts and professionals was conducted to provide them the training on how to handle the applications.”

In today’s workshop, the IT professionals from the sub-divisions and district levels were called on to discuss and train them accordingly.

Earlier in the month, the Voter Verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) and Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) were also brought and stored in the Umakanta Academy premises for the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections in the state.

The dates for the Lok Sabha elections are also likely to be released in the first week of March by the Election Commission of India.

The State has two Lok Sabha Seats– East Tripura and West Tripura. East Tripura is being represented by Jitendra Chaudhury and West Tripura by Sankar Prasad Datta. Both the seats are in the hands of CPI-M who were in the government until March 2018 last.

Meanwhile, the fight for the two Lok Sabha seats has already begun between all the political parties in the State.

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