The results of the elections to the 14 municipal bodies of Tripura are out today. Municipal Corporations and Towns in Tripura Panchayat Election Counting of votes is going on since this morning amid tight security for the results of the total 222 seats in the state. In fact, voting for 14 municipal bodies of Tripura was held on Thursday amid allegations of political violence. In the Tripura civic polls, the BJP had fielded its candidates on all the seats. She has won 112 of the total 334 seats in Agartala Municipal Corporation and 19 urban bodies unopposed. Voting was held for the remaining 222 seats and a total of 785 candidates were in the fray.
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Tripura Municipal Elections: Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in 3 wards in Agartala Municipality.
Tripura State Election Commission informed that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in Ambasa, Jirania, Teliyamura and Sabroom seats.
Results are coming today for 222 municipal seats in Tripura.
Counting of votes has started at 13 polling stations in all eight districts of Tripura, where three-tier security arrangements have been made, a State Election Commission official said.
The state has 334 seats in urban local bodies – AMCs, 13 municipal councils and six nagar panchayats. The ruling BJP has fielded candidates in all the seats and won 112 of them unopposed. In the remaining 222 seats, 785 candidates are in the fray. The ruling BJP, Trinamool Congress and CPI(M) are face to face in the electoral battle. The Trinamool Congress wants to establish itself as a national party in the Northeast and elsewhere, while the CPI(M) was ousted from power in the state by the BJP a few years back.
About 81.52 per cent voters exercised their franchise for the elections to the 14 municipal bodies in Tripura. During this, opposition parties have made serious allegations against the ruling BJP government. The BJP has been accused of openly intimidating and attacking candidates and polling agents. According to the state police, 98 people have been arrested in connection with the election-related violence. However, the State Election Commission (SEC) had denied receiving any information regarding clashes or voting machine problems in polling-related areas.