The Tripura civic elections began at 7 a.m. today, despite allegations from the opposition Communist. Party of India (Marxist), or CPI(M), and the Trinamool Congress that ruling BJP officials are riding about on motorbikes threatening their candidates.
According to the opposition parties, gangs with their faces veiled and wearing helmets have gone door to door telling voters to remain home.
“Information is pouring in from… several wards of Agartala. Municipal Council that a large number of miscreants are intruding into those areas at the behest of the ruling. BJP and terrorizing opposition supporters with dire consequences, with the threat not to move to polling stations on. November 25,” the CPI(M) said in a statement.
Tripura Civic: In Tripura, voting is taking place in 644 booths. The CPI(M) had control of the civic body throughout its previous term. According to the opposition, the BJP is making a determined effort to snare it by unfair means.
The BJP has already won unchallenged in seven of them.
The Trinamool Congress, a newcomer to Tripura politics, has candidates running in each of the city’s 51 wards. In a few seats, the CPI(M) has chosen not to run candidates.
The Supreme Court, in an order issued last week in response to a Trinamool Congress plea, instructed the.
Trinamool Congress MP Sushmita Dev went back to the Supreme Court earlier this week, accusing the Tripura government of contempt of court for violating its order and requested that the election should be deferred.
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