The counting of votes for over 200 seats in the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and other civic bodies in Tripura is under way. The State Election Commission (SEC) has decided to proceed for counting of polled EVMs with tight security even as the demand of opposition parties to countermand Thursday’s civic polls alleging massive rigging and violence is pending in the Supreme Court.
The counting of votes for over 200 seats in the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and other civic bodies in Tripura began this morning amid tight security. Apart from the scheduled security deployment, Tripura State Rifles and central armed police force have been deployed for the maintenance of law and order in areas adjoining the counting centers, officials said.
The counting of votes in connection with General Election to the Municipal and Nagar Panchayat, 2021 for 6 Nagar Panchayats, seven Municipal Council and the Agartala Municipal Corporation will be conducted in 13 counting centers all over the state. Altogether there are 334 seats in the urban local bodies, including Agartala Municipal Corporation (51 wards), 13 municipal councils, and six Nagar panchayats in the state.
The ruling BJP has fielded candidates in all seats in the Tripura civic elections and has already won 112 out of the total 334 seats uncontested in the Agartala Municipal Corporation and 19 urban bodies.
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