Vote counting underway for Tripura by-elections

Polling for the two scheduled caste reserved seats in Tripura took place on Saturday amidst tight security.

By: IANS | Agartala | Published:November 22, 2016 9:09 am

The counting of votes of the by-elections to the Barjala and Khowai assembly seats in Tripura began on Tuesday, an official said. Polling for the two scheduled caste reserved seats in Tripura took place on Saturday amidst tight security.

The Barjala seat fell vacant after Congress legislator Jitendra Sarkar resigned on June 6 following an internal feud within the party while the Khowai seat turned vacant following the death of veteran CPI-M legislator Samir Deb Sarkar.

Five candidates each contested from the two constituencies. Both by-polls were four-cornered contests.