Tripura local bodies by-elections on September 30, says SEC

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New Delhi:

The State Election Commission (SEC) of Tripura on Saturday announced the gram panchayat’s by-elections in the three-tier to be held on September 30.

Addressing a news conference, the State Election Commissioner, G Kameswara Rao said by-elections of the panchayats would be held on September 30 this year.

Of the 3,386 vacant seats in the three-tier local bodies, where the by-polls would be held, 3,207 seats for gram panchayats, 161 seats for panchayat samities and the remaining 18 seats for zilla parishads, said Rao.

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According to SEC, the notification for the by-polls would be issued on September 4 and the counting of votes would take place on October 3.

To enable a seem less process for electoral, use of ballot papers would be implement it in the by-elections, Rao said.

A large number of elected panchayat representatives were either resigned or death, due to which by-polls were necessitated in the state, officials said.

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In Tripura, the last panchayat elections were held in June 2014 and henceforth, poling is due in June, 2019.

(With inputs from agencies)

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