The Election Department has proclaimed March 2, the day of the election results, a “Dry Day” in Tripura in an effort to preserve peace and order in the state. In order to avoid any violence or unwelcome situations that might arise as a result of the anxiety surrounding the results of the elections, the sale of alcohol has been outlawed.
This is not the first time that Tripura has enacted such a restriction. On the 15th and 16th of February, when the elections were held, alcohol sales were likewise prohibited. The Election Administration decided to implement the restriction after weighing the potential repercussions of having alcohol available at such a crucial time.
As the election results are announced, the Election Department has pleaded with the populace to uphold tranquilly and avoid any acts of violence. The department has also threatened harsh punishment for anyone found infringing the prohibition on the selling of alcohol.