Tripura readies for civic body polls tomorrow with more than 800 candidates in the fray

Elections for more than 200 seats in the Agartala Municipal Corporation and other municipal bodies along with 6 Nagar Panchayats will be held tomorrow amid tight security arrangements.

While the ruling BJP has already won 112 of the total 334 seats uncontested, it’s a battle of prestige for it in the remaining seats with the Trinamool making an all-out effort to make a mark ahead of the Assembly elections.

Voters will decide the fate of close to 800 candidates as they exercise their franchise amid tight security.

Perhaps no other urban local body polls have generated so much interest in recent times like the one in Tripura tomorrow due to the high voltage political war in the run-up to this election which is being seen as a semi-final contest by some ahead of the all crucial Assembly elections in 2023.

In fact, the TMC had moved the Apex Court requesting that the polls be postponed, however, the same was turned down. As such, all eyes will be on tomorrow’s polls. Apart from the TMC, opposition CPI-M too is looking to make a comeback in these polls.

Close to 650 polling stations have been set up for the elections to Agartala Municipal Corporation, 7 Municipal Councils, and 6 Nagar Panchayats.

The polling stations have been divided into A and B categories with 4 TSR personnel being deployed in each A category polling station and 4 armed police personnel being deployed in each B category polling station.

Moreover, following the directive of the Supreme Court additional 15 sections of CRPF