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By-Election : Opposition parties accuses massive rigging, Election Commission mute spectator
TIWN Sep 6, 2018
By-Election : Opposition parties accuses massive rigging, Election Commission mute spectator
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AGARTALA, Sep 6 (TIWN): Opposition parties accused ruling BJP for continuing violence, threats to make sure no opposition candidate can stand in the upcoming by-election.

“Ruling BJP measuring all means to win Panchayat Election without contest, Tripura is undergoing dangerous situation”, In a press conference Congress leader Gopal Roy told media.

CPI-M has been alleging how riggings have been started to stop CPI-M from submitting nominations.

General Secretary of CPI-M (L) ParthaKarmakar said, "According to rules of Panchayat-act 1993 only in case of death, normal resignation, suspension from party the panchayat election can be held".

"But here 3207 in Gram Panchayat, Panchayat Samiti 161, Jila Parishad 18 seats are vacant. What is the reason behind so many vacant posts ? These are the results of lawless condition of the state", said Chakraborty. 

Around 96 per cent of the total elected representatives of CPI-M and other non-BJP parties were forced to resign following BJP leaders' and workers' threat after the saffron party-led coalition government assumed office in March.

The Tripura State Election Commission on Saturday announced by-elections to the 3,386 vacant seats of three-tier gram panchayats on September 30, October 1. 

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