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Assam minister held in Tripura


AGARTALA: The election authority in Tripura has detained Pallab Luchon Das charging the Assam power minister with campaigning in poll bound state even after the end of electioneering on Friday.Das, who has been camping in the north eastern state was arrested from a house in a remote hamlet in Gandachura area in the evening.

Acting on a complaint lodged by Left Front activists, a team of police conducted a raid at the house where Das was allegedly hiding violating the model code of conduct. Police further seized a car in which he was travelling with a fake pass. Das, the close associate of BJP poll in charge Himanta Biswa Sarma would be pushed back to his home state on Saturday. The electioneering ended at 4 in the afternoon and the stages are set for polling on Sunday.


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