Northeast India’s Only English and Hindi Satellite News Channel

Tripura Municipal Elections 2021: Voting for 222 seats underway in Agartala & other municipal areas

Voting for 222 seats in the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and other municipal bodies along with six Nagar Panchayats in Tripura began at 7 am today amid tight security arrangements.

Voting for 222 seats in the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and other municipal bodies along with six Nagar Panchayats in Tripura began at 7 am today amid tight security arrangements.

The election commission has set up more than 700 polling stations across the state for smooth elections.

There are a total of 785 candidates in the fray, including those from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and opposition parties such as the Congress, Trinamool Congress (TMC), and the Communist Party of India (CPI).

There are also reports that the CPIM may move to the Supreme Court over allegations of intimidation of its workers where they are being stopped from exercising their franchise.

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 the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) are have been deployed across the state for the polls.

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

A total of 5,94,772 voters are eligible to vote in the municipal poll, with female voters outnumbering male voters in urban areas.

Meanwhile, as of 11 am, 21.79 percent of polling was recorded, as per reports.
The counting of votes will be held on November 28.

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

First Published: 25th November, 2021 12:18 IST

COMMENTS

WE RECOMMEND

Banner
2nd edition of Nagaland Olympic & Paralympics Games 2022 begins todayοΏΌ

𝐍𝐚𝐠𝐚π₯𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐎π₯𝐲𝐦𝐩𝐒𝐜 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚π₯𝐲𝐦𝐩𝐒𝐜𝐬 π†πšπ¦πžπ¬ 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 | 𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 π‹π’π―πž | The 2nd edition of Nagaland Olympic and Paralympics Games 2022, “Football event”, kick started today at Indira Gandhi stadium, Kohima, organized by Nagaland Olympic Association (NOA). (Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)

17th August 2022
Banner
Down Town Gurukul inaugurates Knowledge Hub inside school building

The Knowledge Hub has been built to accommodate the Astronomy Lab, the Composite Lab, and the Library.

17th August 2022
Banner
Naxal-hit areas in Chhattisgarh get its first 4G

The children of the region are getting themselves upgraded with information about the country and the world from Google and YouTube through the 4G network.

17th August 2022
Banner
First cargo consignment from Bangladesh reaches Tripura

The first consignment of goods consists of six tons of raw materials for making plastic goods products for Silchar in Assam

17th August 2022
Banner
Supreme Court adjourns for August 22 matter relating to AIFF suspension

The hearing was based on a request by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who appeared for the central government.

17th August 2022