Tripura Bar Election Postponed

Agartala: The Tripura Bar Association (TBA) election has been postponed “unanimously” indefinitely due to complaints over voter rolls, a senior lawyer said on Friday.

The election of the 15 members of the TBA was scheduled for February 27. Ten lawyers belonging to the legal cell of the BJP had lodged a complaint with the Tripura Bar Council, alleging that the final voters list had not been published according to the guidelines.

Based on the complaints, Bar Council Chairman Ratan Dutta held a meeting with outgoing President Mrinal Kanti Biswas and Secretary Kaushik Indu. Returning officer Sandip Datta Chowdhury was also present at the meeting.

“A detailed discussion on the electoral process took place during the meeting. It has been unanimously decided to postpone the Tripura Bar Association elections indefinitely due to complaints against the electoral roll,” Chowdhury said.

The outgoing commission has been asked to republish the draft voter lists within the next 15 days, inviting complaints and objections, he said.

“Once the final voter list is prepared, it should be sent to the Tripura Bar Council for final approval. The Bar Association has set itself the goal of holding the elections 10 days after the final approval of the electoral rolls,” he said.

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