Tripura bypolls: Vote counting begins in Barjala, Khowai
The counting of votes of the by-elections to the Barjala and Khowai assembly seats in Tripura began on Tuesday.
Agartala: 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 6 June 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.
This development comes as several legislators and ministers close to Navjot Singh Sidhu have been seeking a meeting of the legislature party
Terming it as cruelty and public shaming of the child, the Commission issued a notice on Thursday. The child was made to sit in a cycle rickshaw as part of the protest and was holding a placard
He further said the Congress is free to 'appoint whoever they trust', adding that he would 'exercise his options when the time comes'