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EC invites AICC team to discuss re-poll issues of West Tripura seat, LF met CEO again

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Agartala, May 16, 2019: In a latest development after a writ petition filed by opposition Congress seeking the Supreme Court's intervention for re-poll in 433 polling booths of West Tripura Lok Sabha seat, the Election Commission  of India (ECI) has invited a AICC team to discuss on their demands for re-polls.

A three member panel of AICC leaders including senior Congress leader and veteran lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Jairam Ramesh and PCC president Pradyot Kishore Debbarman will met the EC on Thursday afternoon at 4.30 PM.

Addressing a press conference here at Congress Bhavan on Wednesday evening, PCC's vice president Pijush Kanti Biswas said that on Tuesday the apex court of the country has admitted the writ petition and simultaneously a copy of their writ has also send to the ECI.

"After verifying the writ petition documents, the ECI on Wednesday has summoned the AICC and requested to send a delegation to discuss on the issue", said Biswas adding that a three member panel of AICC leaders will met the EC on Thursday afternoon at 4.30 PM.

"It's a moral victory for Congress and we will stick on our demands for re-polls in 433 polling stations under West Tripura Lok Sabha seat, which was marred by massive rigging and malpractices during April 11 elections for the constituency and has also been established as per the internal documents of Election Commission", said Biswas.

He also added that if the EC agree with their demands, then Congress will withdraw their writ petition from Supreme Court.

However, speaking in the press meet, Congress candidate for West Tripura seat Subal Bhowmik said that large-scale post poll violence has been continuing in different parts of the state after re-polls in 168 booths and demanded legal action against all attackers and adequate security for their supporters.

Giving details on some violence allegedly conducted by ruling supporters on Congress workers and leaders, Bhowmik said on Thursday a massive demonstration will be organized in capital city protesting attacks by ruling supporters. He added that after re-polls, several FIRs were lodged in different police stations of the constituency with specific information on attackers, but police, so far could not take any legal action against miscreants of ruling party. He also urged the police authorities to take immediate action based on the FIRs filed by their workers.

Meanwhile, again on Wednesday a team of CPI (M) leaders including West Tripura and East Tripura's candidates Sankar Prasad Datta and Jitendra Chaudhury also submitted a deputation before the CEO and urged him for legal action against all miscreants, who are continuing their post poll violence in different parts of the state.

They also submitted a memorandum before the CEO seeking complete security in all counting stations of the state with adequate deployment of CAPFs along with state police and TSR jawans. They also demanded for proper security for all counting agents of opposition parties.

   (Tripurainfo)

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