TTAADC elections deferred
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Agartala: The State Election Commission (SEC) has rescheduled the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) election to April 6 after receiving several representations to avoid the April 4 poll date clashing with Easter Sunday.   

A statement issued by State Election Commission secretary Prasenjit Bhattacharjee said several representations received from various political parties and other organizations requested a change in polling date for this election.

He said that it has been brought to notice of the Commission that casting of votes on April 4, Sunday, would be inconvenient for a large section of the people, for whom this day has special significance, as the date coincides with the festival of Easter Sunday and has local importance.

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“The Commission having considered all inputs and representations and to ensure suffrage to all electors and their maximum participation on the day of poll has decided to revise the schedule of the date of poll to April 6, date of counting of votes to April 10 and date before which the process of election shall be completed to April 16,” Bhattacharjee said.

Meanwhile, a total of 185 nomination papers were submitted for the 28 district council seats until March 12, the last date for filing of nomination papers. The scrutiny of the papers would be completed by March 15.

According to the published final list of voters, there are 8,65,041 voters in the district council. There are a total of 1,244 polling stations across 28 seats of the district council.

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