Agartala: The ruling BJP is leading in 3 seats, the Congress in 2 seats, and the CPIM in 1, as per the latest trends in counting for the Tripura Assembly polls on Thursday morning.
According to the latest data for 4 seats at 9.40 am, Chief Minister and BJP candidate from Town Bardowali Manik Saha was leading by 344 votes against the Congress’ Asish Kumar Saha.
BJP candidate Surajit Datta was leading in the Ramnagar constituency against independent candidate Purushuttam Roy Barman by a margin of 1,355 votes.
BJP’s Mina Rani Sarkar was leading against All India Forward Bloc’s Partha Ranjan Sarkar by 1,540 votes.
Congress candidate Satyaban Das was leading in the Pabiachara constituency against BJP’s Bhagaban Chandra Das by 90 votes.
CPI(M) candidate Nayan Sarkar was leading from the Bamutia constituency against Krishnadhan Das by 12 votes.
Election Commission has made elaborate security arrangements to ensure a smooth counting process. A three-tier security arrangement has been made with the required deployment of CRPF, Tripura State Rifle (TRS), and State Police.
Sufficient security arrangements are there besides round-the-clock patrolling by 30 vehicles which CRPF officers would be there. The counting of votes began at 8 am today.