93 per cent turnout in Tripura elections

Published: 15th February 2013 08:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th February 2013 08:40 AM   |  A+A-

Tripura has set a new record by registering the country’s highest-ever voter turnout, with 93 per cent of the electorate casting their votes in the Assembly elections held on Thursday. The polling was by and large peaceful.

Tripura had set a record of 91.22 per cent polling in the last Assembly polls in 2008 also, which was so far the highest in the country. The state has a total electorate of 23,58,493 voters.

The Left Front is hoping to return for a record fifth time to the 60-member Assembly.  The main contest is between the Left alliance and the Congress.  The CPM had won 46 seats and CPI got one while the Congress had bagged just 10 seats in the last Assembly polls. 

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