Poll rigging: Two poll workers dismissed, two arrested

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Agartala, Apr 19, 2024, By Our Correspondent

Agartala: April 19: The Election Commission in Tripura has responded decisively to complaints of vote rigging raised by opponents. According to West Tripura Returning Officer and West Tripura District Governor, two poll workers have been dismissed, and two individuals have been arrested. Dr. Vishal Kumar, the Returning Officer for the West Tripura Lok Sabha Constituency, emphasized that these actions were necessary to maintain the integrity of free and peaceful elections.

Despite allegations of farce during the West Tripura Lok Sabha seat polls and the Ramnagar by-election, the Election Commission has been proactive. The opposition has submitted several complaints, prompting a delegation from the Indi Alliance to meet with the Chief Electoral Officer of Tripura and the Returning Officer for the West Tripura Lok Sabha Elections. Their demand: swift action on all complaints.

Dr. Vishal Kumar, while visiting various polling stations, reported that the polling process had been peaceful in most places since morning. However, the opposition claimed incidents of polling agent mistreatment and voter obstruction at specific locations. The Election Commission diligently investigated these complaints and took appropriate action. Dr. Kumar expressed hope that voters would be satisfied and encouraged to participate in large numbers. He also affirmed that the commission collaborates fully with all political parties.

On this day, the commission’s response included the dismissal of two poll workers based on proven allegations and the arrest of two individuals for obstructing voters. Additionally, complaints related to vote farce from Boxanagar and Mohanpur were thoroughly examined and addressed.