Tripura civic Elections: BJP wins 112 out of 334 seats uncontested

Tripura, Nov 10: The ruling BJP party has won 112 out of the total 334 seats uncontested in the civic body elections in Tripura, an official of the state Election Commission said on Tuesday.

Monday was the last day to withdraw the nominations, and the date of scrutiny had been fixed on November 5. This will be the first civic polls that the BJP will face after coming to power in the border state in 2018.

As per the officials, Thirty-six candidates, including 15 candidates of the opposition CPI-M, four of Trinamool Congress (TMC), eight of Congress, two of the AIFB, and seven Independent candidates withdrew their nominations on Monday.

A total of 785 contestants are in the fray for the remaining 222 seats, elections for which are scheduled to be held on November 25.

There are 334 seats in the urban local bodies, including Agartala Municipal Corporation (51 wards), 13 Municipal Councils, and six Nagar Panchayats across the state.

There are no opposition candidates in the seven urban bodies- Ambassa Municipal Council, Jirania Nagar Panchayat, Mohanpur Municipal Council, Ranirbazar Municipal Council, Bishalgarh Municipal Council, Udaipur Municipal Council, and Santirbazar Municipal Council.

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CPI (M) state secretary Jitendra Chaudhury alleged that their candidates were forced to withdraw their nominations due to “terror let loose by goons sheltered by the BJP”.

The TMC, which is seeking to expand its base in Tripura, had said that it would contest the civic body polls in the north-eastern state.

A total of 5,94,772 voters are eligible to cast their votes in the civic poll and the number of women voters outnumber male voters in urban areas.