Tripura (E) polls deferred to third phase

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday announced postponing voting in the Tripura (East) Lok Sabha seat to the third phase on April 23 from April 18, saying the prevailing law and order situation there is not conducive for holding free and fair poll.

Citing reports of state chief electoral officer, the poll panel said, “The law and order situation prevailing is not conducive to the holding of free and fair poll.” The returning officer had feared that “miscreant elements” may thwart the polling process.

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