Voter turnout 96% in Tripura Assembly bypoll

There was over 95% voter turnout in the Nalchar assembly bypoll in Tripura`s Sipahijala district on Tuesday.

Updated: Jun 12, 2012, 21:16 PM IST

Agartala: There was over 95% voter turnout in the Nalchar assembly bypoll in Tripura`s Sipahijala district on Tuesday.

Returning Officer, Shankar Chakraborty said, over 95% votes were polled peacefully.

The CPI-M fielded Tapan Chandra Das and the Congress Dwijendralal Majumder. There were two other candidates.

Eight companies of BSF, Tripura State Rifles and CRPF were deployed for the bypoll.

The seat fell vacant following the death of ruling CPI-M, MLA, Sukumar Burman on March 10.

PTI