ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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TAMIL NADU-The Grand Opera Unfolds

to the holding of elections in the State could hardly have impressed the election commissioner. Since the Congress(I)-TUJS alliance forcibly captured power in the State in 1988, there have been four elections in Tripura. Each one of them has been marred by electoral violence and large-scale rigging and booth capturing in which ministers and MLAs of the ruling parties have participated actively along with their armed anti-social henchmen. The opposition has either had to withdraw its candidates or has had to boycott the counting of votes. In the Fatikroy by- election and in the last general elections, armed miscreants under the leadership of Congress(I) ministers drove out polling agents of the opposition parties and genuine voters from polling booths and stamped the ballot papers according to their own choice.

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