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Counting of Rajya Sabha bye-polls underway in Tripura

The seat fell vacant after Dr Manik Saha resigned in July following his appointment as Chief Minister of Tripura.

The counting of votes for the Rajya Sabha by-polls is underway in Tripura. The crucial bypolls began at 9 in the morning at the state assembly. 58 out of 59 legislators cast their votes.

Significantly, lone Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman abstained from voting.

Meanwhile, BJP national spokesperson and party’s Northeast in-charge Sambit Patra along with party’s Tripura Prabhari Mahesh Sharma were also at the assembly during the voting.

The BJP had fielded former Chief Minister Biplab Deb as the party’s candidate for the by-election.

The seat fell vacant after Dr Manik Saha resigned in July following his appointment as Chief Minister of Tripura.

The Left Front has named former finance minister and MLA Bhanulal Saha as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha by-poll.

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First Published: 22nd September, 2022 18:01 IST

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