Tripura Municipal Elections 2021 Live Updates: Voting begins in Agartala, 13 other local bodies amidst violence; TMC accuses BJP

There have been reports of clashes between the BJP and the opposition parties for the past one week in view of the elections to be held in Tripura on Thursday. On 19 November, clashes broke out between the BJP and the TMC, in which 19 people, including two police personnel, were injured. Four persons were arrested in connection with the incident and have been sent to judicial custody till November 30. On November 21, TMC leader Sayoni Ghosh was arrested on charges of attempt to murder after he allegedly disrupted a meeting of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. Raising slogans of “khela hobe” (we will play) on 20 November. Actor-turned-politician Ghosh was on Monday granted bail by a local court in Tripura.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the TMC’s plea to postpone Thursday’s election in Tripura and ordered the police to beef up security arrangements for conducting free and fair elections and declaration of results. Tripura Police said that “adequate” arrangements have been made for personnel to ensure that the elections are held in a free and fair manner.

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