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Tripura to undergo Municipal Election on Thursday, Poll Result on Friday : Ruling, Opposition parties sought votes
TIWN Dec 26, 2018
Tripura to undergo Municipal Election on Thursday, Poll Result on Friday : Ruling, Opposition parties sought votes
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AGARTALA, Dec 26 (TIWN): After Assembly Election, Tripura to undergo Municipal Election tomorrow and the result will be declared on the next day i.e. Friday. The election earlier was scheduled to be conducted on December 22, but State Election Commission without any all party meeting postponed the election for December 2, which triggered much controversy. Various attacks are being taken place against oppositions and role of police remained so far unsatisfactory. However, amid all allegations when BJP forced maximum candidates of opposition to withdraw nominations, Tripura will undergo Municipal Election for 68 seats. Out of 230 seats total 158 seats have left vacant under various Municipal Offices, but 91 seats BJP has occupied without contest, forcing opposition not to submit or withdraw nominations. Election Commission G K Roy said, "49 seats in Agartala, 11 in Jirania and 13 seats in Ranir Bazar Municipality 13 left vacant due to the councilors resignations. At the same time, 15 at Kailashahar, 13 at Kumarghat, Udaipur 21, Panisagar 11, Kamalpur 11, Khowai 15, Teliamura 15, Belonia 15, Santir Bazar 13, Bishalgrah 15, Melaghar 13 total 230 seats are there and out of them 180 have left vacant. Except Agartala, Ranir Bazar, kailashahar, Kumarghat Municipalities in all places election will be conducted for each seats".

"In case of Agartala out of 49 seats only in 4 seats elections will be held and in Ranir Bazar out of 13 only in 3 seats there will be election and in Kailashahar out of 15, total 6 seats are vacant and in Kumarghart 5 vacant seats out of 13 will undergo election".

Total numbers of voters are : 1,70,341 Nos. Out of them 85,153 male and 85,187 female voters are there.

Before Municipal Election, Tripura had Panchayat poll election where 96% seats were occupied by BJP by force and then massive violence was experienced during nomination submission. 

One day ahead of Municipal Election, statewide attacks upon opposition parties are continuing with break. At Kamalpur CPI-M supporter Shankar Das’s family was severely attacked by BJP miscreants on Tuesday latenight, whereas at West Noabari’s Lanka Para CPI-M activist Pintu Das’s home was not only attacked but his wife and daughter’s gold earings, bangles were snatched. His old parents were injured in the attack and like previous incidents this time also no arrest was done of the miscreants. Puppet role of Tripura Police has hit the law and order of the state across and now after attacking CPI-M leaders, the BJP has targeted the CPI-M families to stop them from going to the booths in this upcoming poll on tomorrow. 

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