• Tripura Civic Body Elections: Counting Of Votes Underway

    There are 334 seats in urban local bodies - the AMC, 13 Municipal Councils and six Nagar Panchayats - in the state
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    The counting of votes for over 200 seats in the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and other civic bodies in Tripura is underway amid tight security. 

    The State Election Commission informed the counting started in 13 centres in all the eight districts of the state where three-tier security is in place.

    As per reports, Tripura State Rifles and the central armed police force have been deployed for the maintenance of law and order in areas adjoining the counting centres apart from the scheduled security deployment.

    There are 334 seats in urban local bodies - the AMC, 13 Municipal Councils and six Nagar Panchayats - in the state. 

    Meanwhile, the ruling BJP has fielded candidates in all the seats and has won 112 of them uncontested and in the remaining 222 seats, as many as 785 contestants are in the fray.

    The Trinamool Congress (TMC) had alleged vote-rigging and intimidation in elections held on Thursday. It has demanded countermanding of the entire election while the CPI(M) had sought fresh elections in five municipal bodies including the AMC.

    It is to be mentioned that 81.54 per cent of 4.93 lakh voters exercised their franchise in the election.
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