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Tripura Municipal Election begins at 7 am amid tight security for 67 seats : Total candidates 174
TIWN Dec 27, 2018
Tripura Municipal Election begins at 7 am amid tight security for 67 seats : Total candidates 174
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AGARTALA, Dec 27 (TIWN): After Assembly Election, Tripura is undergoing 2nd by-election with Municipal's Election today and the result will be declared on the next day i.e. Friday. For total 67 seats including 4 seats of Agartala Municipal Council, the election has been started. Total numbers of candidates are 174. Out of 174, 67 candidates are from BJP, CPI-M 53 and Congress 49 and two independent candidates submitted nominations. Total 84,608 voters are scheduled to cast votes across booths. Heavy security arrangements have been done to conduct a peaceful election. 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. Tripura is undergoing Municipal Election for 67 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.Many candidates were bound to withdraw nominations after submission out of ruling BJP led goons attacks. Otherwise earlier total numbers of voters were : 1,70,341 Nos. Out of them 85,153 male and 85,187 female voters were to be casted voted.

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.

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