Voting for the State Assembly elections started, mostly peacefully, in Tripura. At early morning Prime Minister Modi called electorate to turn up in large numbers at the polling station.
I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Tripura, particularly young voters, to turnout in record numbers and cast their vote in the Assembly Elections.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 18, 2018
Of the 60 seats, 59 seats are going to poll today. Over 25 lakh voters will selected their representatives from 296 candidates. Charilam Assembly constituency will undergo voting on March 12 since the candidate for the seat, Ramendra Narayan Deb Barma passed away last week.Left Front, under the leadership of Manik Sarkar has been in power in the state for the last 25 years. However the challenge from both BJP and Congress can put a stop to this winning spree.
Till 10 AM, 23% of voters have exercised their votes. A low voting turnout normally favours the incumbent while a higher turnout signals anti incumbency votes and may give a better chance of victory to the oposition