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EC To Hold Peace Meetings In Tripura Ahead Of Poll Results

The EC expects a law and order situation and meetings will be held on 27 and 28 February

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Tripura had gone on polls on 16 February

The Election Commission said that it will hold peace meetings on Monday and Tuesday to avert any law and order problem in the state after election results are declared in Tripura on 2 March.

The Chief Election Officer, Kiran Gitte said they had meetings with all political parties in this regard. "After poll results, a law and order situation can occur. Peace meetings to be held on 27 and 28,” the election officer said, adding, "People will be requested to pass a resolution to maintain peace".

The development comes after a person allegedly sustained a leg injury after clashes had broken out between supporters of the ruling BJP and Opposition CPI during the polling for Tripura assembly elections outside a polling booth earlier this month.

The alleged incident was reported outside the Kalacherra polling station in Shantirbazaar Assembly constituency in the south Tripura district.

On Thursday, Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Kiran Gitte conducted review meetings in South Tripura, Gomati and Sepahijala districts ahead of the counting of votes of recently held Tripura Assembly polls.

The review meeting was conducted in the presence of state Chief Secretary JK Sinha and Director General of Police (DGP) Amitabh Ranjan and Additional DGP Saurabh Tripathi.

The concerned District Magistrates, Superintendent of Police and senior officers attended the review meetings.

It was decided that the guidelines of the Election Commission of India shall be followed for the smooth completion of the counting process. Adequate measures shall be taken for maintaining law and order before and after the counting process.

The Counting Observers are expected to be deputed by the Election Commission of India starting from 28 February.

Notably, the counting of votes of 60 assembly constituencies shall be held in 21 counting locations across the State on March 2. (ANI)