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Most undemocratic Panchayat Election in Tripura begins : Forceful grabbing of 96% seats with open poll-rigging, bloodshed shadows Tripura Poll history
TIWN Sep 30, 2018
Most undemocratic Panchayat Election in Tripura begins : Forceful grabbing of 96% seats with open poll-rigging, bloodshed shadows Tripura Poll history
PHOTO : Panchayat Election begins in Tripura. TIWN Pics Sep 30

AGARTALA, Sep 30 (TIWN): After forcing nominated Panchayat elected leaders to resign from their posts and not allowing opposition to submit their nominations, the most undemocratic Panchayat By-election has been started in Tripura on Sunday. In Tripura's history this a Black Day as Biplab Deb led ruling BJP had not only stopped opposition to fight the election but also snatched public rights to vote as 96% seats of Panchayat seats have been grabbed by the 6 months old ruling party BJP by force. However, BJP wanted to win 100% seats without contest whereas in 4% seats the opposition parties have managed to give candidates. Polling has been started in various poll centres since the morning and people of those 4% areas are casting their votes in ballot papers.

Till now no untoward incident has been informed.The state Tripura which was previous famous for its record level voting rates, today is ashamed experiencing the poll-rigging and snatching of public voting rights. 

After the Panchayat election, the Govt is planning for Municipality Elections where also many seats left vacant due to opposition leaders resignations who were indeed forced to resign from their posts. 

Tripura earlier was known for 90% voting rate but now being introduced nationally with pre-poll vote rigging, murdering of democracy, snatching of voting rights of public and candidates' rights of submission of nominations.

BJP also opened the hands of its activists to beat the oppositions, stone pelting on them if try to submit nominations which was instructed by Yuva Morcha leaders in place to place before one month of the election. 

This is not only the Central Policy of BJP to win elections, but to get activists in rallies Tripura's young generation have been moved in wrong direction by BJP asking them to continue unruliness.

However, with such policies BJP has resulted in blunder for the party as Tripura people are practiced to 'democracy' and 'peace' and like UP, Gujarat style a party can not hold the public trust and same happened with BJP. Survey says, Tripura BJP has lost its support base due to its Vision Documents promises which it could not fulfill at even 1 %.

There are many promises in the Vision Document whereas in the first page 10 points of promises were highlighted as : 1)One employment opportunity in each household, 2)Free Education for Women Till graduation, 3) 7th Pay Commission for all Govt employees & state pensioners, 4) Free smart phones to youths, 5) Minimum allowance will be Rs. 2000 & Minimum wage will be Rs. 340, 6)Investigate Rose Valley Chit fund case & punish all the guilty, 7) Provide Housing to all without brick housing, 8) Free Health insurance to all BPL Households, 9) Provide drinking water to all households, 10) Regularize contractual govt employees. But now after 202 days of the Govt formation, unemployment has increased 9%, recruitments are being stopped including TPSC, MGNREGA works are down and zero progress with Vision Document added by Poll-violence, lawlessness, deteriorating law and order condition.

As BJP already lost public support and faith bases in 6 months of misruling, expose of fake pre-poll promises and corruptions. Even in BDO office BJP didn't allow any other party to hold meeting.

It can be remembered that on July 20, BJP leader Joylal Das in a conference of Yuva Morcha at Sabroom subdivision in South Tripura openly asked party supporters to break opposition CPI-M supporters hands and legs and not to allow them in voting or submitting nominations during Panchayat Election.

Also BJP National General Secretary, State BJP incharge Sunil Deodhar On June 26 said, “BJP will not allow CPI-M to win even a single panchayat seat in coming days”.

Out of 35 blocks, in total 24 blocks opposition couldn't submit nominations. Opposition demanded re-scheduling of nomination submission, whereas State Election Commission left as a paralyzed Govt cell. 

Even though total numbers of vacant seats were 3207 but only for 132 seats voting is going on. Rest seats have won by BJP without any contest. In the same way in Panchayat Samiti out of 161 seats only for 7 seats elections are going on. For Jila Parishad there will be no election as BJP grabbed the seats forcefully. 

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