80% votes in Tripura local elections; AITC, CPM allege rigging and intimidation

In the first phase of local body elections in Tripura, it was alleged that ruling BJP workers attacked opposition All India Trinamool Congress and CPM workers and threatened voters. As per initial estimates, more than 80 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the 51 seats of Agartala Municipal Corporation and 171 seats in seven … Read more

Supreme Court refuses to postpone Tripura civic polls

The Supreme Court has dismissed the All India Trinamool Congress’s plea to postpone Thursday’s civic polls in Tripura but asked the state government to “act in a non-partisan manner” ahead of the polls. The court said that postponing elections should be done only as a last resort in a democracy. It will hear the matter … Read more