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Tripura civic elections began at 7 a.m. today, despite claims from the opposition Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPI(M), and the Trinamool Congress that ruling BJP workers are riding around on motorcycles intimidating candidates.

Not all voters were permitted into polling booths, according to the CPI(M) and the Trinamool Congress.

According to the opposition parties, gangs with masks on their faces and wearing helmets went door to door advising voters to stay home.

The CPI(M) said in a statement that “information has been pouring in from… several wards of the Agartala Municipal Council that large numbers of miscreants are intruding into those areas at the behest of the ruling BJP and terrorising opposition supporters with dire consequences, with the threat not to move to polling stations on November 25,”

The Alleged Guilty

A man in a black shirt was allegedly seen ‘voting’ for others, according to the Trinamool Congress, in a video shared on its official account.

In Tripura, voting is taking place in 644 booths across 13 local organisations; with the Agartala Municipal Corporation election being the most closely watched. The CPI(M) was in charge of the civic body during its previous term. According to the opposition, the BJP is making a determined effort to snare it through dubious means.

There are 20 civic bodies for which elections are scheduled. The BJP has already won seven of them without opposition.

The Trinamool Congress, a newcomer to Tripura politics, has candidates in all 51 wards. In a few seats, the CPI(M) has omitted candidates.

The Supreme court

The election is practically under the supervision of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court told the Tripura government last week; that the opposition should be allowed to operate in the political space; in response to a Trinamool Congress appeal.

Sushmita Dev, a member of the Trinamool Congress, returned to the Supreme Court this week, accusing the Tripura government of contempt of court for violating the court’s order and requesting that the election be postponed.

By Deepak

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