Sporadic situations of violence in pockets of Agartala and past, opposition events alleging rampant ballot malpractice and voter intimidation whereas the ruling BJP dispensation claimed truthful elections “hitherto unseen within the historical past of the State” and a excessive voter turnout regardless of these odds marked the highlights of the Tripura civic physique polls on Thursday.
Contests have been held in 225 seats, together with 51 wards of the Agartala Municipal Company, throughout 13 Nagar Panchayat and municipal our bodies unfold throughout 20 police station areas.
The run-up to the largely triangular contest between the BJP, Left and the latest entrant, Trinamool Congress, was marred by allegations of large-scale violence which warranted interventions from the Tripura Excessive Courtroom and the Supreme Courtroom to make sure that the State took satisfactory measures for a free, truthful and violence-free election.
The day, nonetheless, started with the Trinamool Congress candidate from ward no 12 of the Ambassa Municipal Council alleging that her home was ransacked the earlier evening with sticks and stones by unidentified miscreants sheltered by the BJP who threatened her and her household with dire penalties except they remained indoors and never come out to vote.
Even earlier than the primary hour of voting was over, Trinamool ballot brokers with head and physique accidents from totally different components of Agartala started arriving on the Govind Ballav Pant Medical School and Hospital for therapy alleging assault from BJP staff.
Complaints of violence and large-scale intimidation of voters have been obtained from ward numbers 51, 50, 15, 8, 6,5 and a pair of. Trinamool Congress filed almost 100 complaints earlier than the state Election Fee and later took to the streets, organising a sit-in demonstration earlier than the East Agartala police station from the place leaders, together with the chief of the get together’s State steering committee Subal Bhowmik, have been detained and later launched.
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