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Tripura 2023 polls: Full ECI team led by CEC Rajiv Kumar to visit poll bound state on Jan 11

First Published: 29th December, 2022 14:12 IST

Tripura is expected to go to polls early next year. The term of the 60-member Assembly would end on March 22, 2023

The Election Commission of India has geared up to ensure free, fair and violence free elections in Tripura, likely to be held early next year. With this sole purpose, the full team of the Election Commission of India led by Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, is scheduled to be on a 2-day visit to the poll bound state from Jan 11 for reviewing the preparedness.

The ECI team will also include election commissioners – Anup Chandra Pandey and Arun Goel. During the visit, the ECI delegation will hold talks with representatives of political parties besides taking stock of the security measures to be put in place owing to the impending elections.

It may be mentioned that brisk politicking is being witnessed in Tripura with a number of instances of party hopping by politicians. Instances of attacks on Opposition parties, violence, besides the ever escalating war of words between the political parties have also been reported frequently.

Things have become more interesting after Opposition parties — CPI-M-led Left Front and the Congress raised a united voice appealing the voters not to exercise their franchise in favour of the BJP in the ensuing assembly elections. The joint statement was signed by leaders of five Left parties — the CPI-M, Forward Bloc, CPI, RSP and the CPI-ML — and the Congress.

Along with the main political parties – BJP, Congress, Left Parties, IPFT and TMC, Tipra Motha, another regional party of Tripura, is expected to add a lot of spice to the elections this time.
The term of the 60-member Tripura Assembly would end on March 22, 2023.