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Tripura civic polls: 81.54 per cent turnout recorded till 9.30 pm

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New Delhi, Nov 25: A total of 22 per cent of the 5.94 lakh voters exercised their franchise in the first four hours of polling in Tripura's 14 civic bodies on Thursday amid opposition's allegations of political violence. Voters will decide the fate of 785 candidates as they will exercise their franchise amidst tight security arrangements in Tripura.

Tripura civic polls: Voting begins on 222 seats, results on Nov 28

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12:19 AM, 26 Nov
Officials said an estimated 81.54 per cent of over 4.93 lakh voters exercised their franchise in Thursday's elections to Tripura's 14 civic bodies despite the allegations of malpractices. The ruling BJP, which has fielded candidates in all seats in Tripura civic elections, has already won 112 out of the total 334 seats uncontested in the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and 19 urban bodies.
11:44 PM, 25 Nov
98 people arrested for poll-related violence in Tripura today. This includes people from TMC, CPM, BJP, and 41 outsiders violating the restrictions: DGP Tripura VS Yadav
11:32 PM, 25 Nov
Tripura civic polls: TMC alleges booth rigging, posts video of man 'voting' for others
9:59 PM, 25 Nov
The TMC and the CPI (M) are making baseless allegations as they know well that they would be defeated. Elections were held in a festive spirit, BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharya stated.
9:31 PM, 25 Nov
Another woman leader of the CPI(M), Phulon Bhattacharjee, said voters were threatened of consequences if found entering the polling booths. "In my long political career, I have never seen such anarchy. Voters are being openly threatened..." she exclaimed. The ruling BJP, however, denied all allegations.
8:14 PM, 25 Nov
Members of opposition TMC and the CPI(M) claimed that their workers and supporters were attacked and stopped from casting their votes. During the day, TMC leader Subal Bhowmik along with party workers staged a sit-in here, accusing the State Election Commission of favouring the ruling BJP. He alleged that booth jamming and other intimidatory tactics were used to prevent voters from exercising their franchise. "People’s verdict will not be reflected when the results are announced. Unfair means were used to conduct the voting process. The police and election commission officials sided with the ruling party," he told reporters.
6:47 PM, 25 Nov
An estimated 75.04 per cent of over 4.93 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 4 pm for elections to Tripura's 14 civic bodies on Thursday amid allegations of political violence by opposition camps.
1:20 PM, 25 Nov
'Voting Going on Peacefully': BJP Tripura
1:19 PM, 25 Nov
Our candidate from Ward Number 51 was BRUTALLY ATTACKED!!!!
12:45 PM, 25 Nov
The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to provide two additional companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) to secure every polling booth during the Tripura civic polls.
12:45 PM, 25 Nov
The BJP has already won 112 of the total 334 seats uncontested in Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and 19 other civic bodies in the state. Polling is being held in 222 seats across six nagar panchayats, seven municipal councils and AMC. Counting of votes will be held on November 28.
12:45 PM, 25 Nov
"The TMC and the CPI (M) are frustrated and making baseless allegations because they know that they would be defeated," BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharya said.
12:45 PM, 25 Nov
"In my long political career, I have never seen such things. Voters are being openly threatened," she said. However, the ruling BJP denied the allegations.
12:45 PM, 25 Nov
The TMC has claimed that at least 20 EVMs had malfunctioned in Agartala during the beginning of the elections. CPI (M) leader Phulon Bhattacharjee also alleged that voters have been threatened to vote for the BJP.
12:44 PM, 25 Nov
Subal Bhowmik, state convener of the TMC steering committee said, "Residences of several TMC candidates were attacked last night and attempts were made to set their houses on fire.
12:44 PM, 25 Nov
Two companies of Border Security Force and 500 Tripura State Rifles personnel have been deployed as per Supreme Court directive in addition to the previous deployment, the official said.
12:44 PM, 25 Nov
State Election Commission Secretary Pallab Bhattacharya said that 22 per cent votes were polled till 11 AM. He said that no reports of violence or EVM malfunctioning has been reported so far, even though opposition TMC and CPI (M) alleged that their party workers and supporters were attacked and prevented from casting their votes.
12:43 PM, 25 Nov
A total of 22 per cent of the 5.94 lakh voters exercised their franchise in the first four hours of polling in Tripura's 14 civic bodies on Thursday amid opposition's allegations of political violence.
9:51 AM, 25 Nov
Tensions in Tripura increased after violent incidents in the run-up to the elections to the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and 12 other municipal bodies.
9:15 AM, 25 Nov
Earlier this month, the ruling BJP won 112 out of the total 334 seats uncontested across 20 urban local bodies, including the AMC. Voting for the remaining 222 seats is taking place on Thursday.
9:13 AM, 25 Nov
Voters will decide the fate of 785 candidates as they will exercise their right to vote during Tripura Municipal elections.
8:43 AM, 25 Nov
Voting begins on 222 seats, results on Nov 28
8:43 AM, 25 Nov
The civic polls were earlier scheduled to be held in December last year but got postponed due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
8:42 AM, 25 Nov
Elections on Thursday are for the remaining 222 seats. The last day for campaigning was on Tuesday and the counting will take place on November 28.
8:42 AM, 25 Nov
Earlier this month, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 112 out of the total 334 seats uncontested across 20 urban local bodies, including the AMC.

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