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Tripura Municipal Election : Congress demands re-polling
TIWN Dec 28, 2018
Tripura Municipal Election : Congress demands re-polling

AGARTALA, Dec 28 (TIWN): Followed by the massive poll violence on yesterday during Municipal Election, Tripura opposition Congress has demanded re-polling in 67 seats of the Municipal bodies.

During Municipal election held on Thursday, opposition polling agents were pushed back from the booth centres, massive attacks took place, even voters were not allowed to caste their votes.

Many voters had to cast votes in front of BJP polling agents.

Voicing against this undemocratic way of election, Tripura Congress has demanded re-polling.

BJP however denied the allegation, rather counterattacked Congress saying Congress could not find out candidates and knowing that they will lose election, thus bringing these allegations.

Reacting over the undemocratic election, Congress has slammed the BJP Govt on Thursday alleging police, Election Commission jointly operated the undemocratic election with BJP Govt today.

 “We though BJP will rectify itself after Panchayat election, but instead of rectifying, this Municipal election has proven what is going on across the state under BJP rule. People were not allowed to cast votes, oppositions were attacked and finally democracy was murdered”, said Congress spokesperson Harekrishna Bhowmik to media.

“The violence started across the state since yesterday. Entering houses, candidates were attacked. It’s a shame that police and election commission have supported BJP for the undemocratic voting”, said Bhowmik.

“In Agartala we gave candidates for four seats. In Ward No-35’s 3 booths open poll rigging was done and in this way all booths were captured by BJP. In front of police and polling personnel opposition leaders, candidates were pushed back but unfortunately nobody took any action”, said Bhowmik. 

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