The Supreme Court has refused to postpone Tripura civic polls. A hearing was on in the Supreme Court in connection to the violence ahead of civic polls in Tripura.
The Supreme Court said the election process has begun and the campaigning is set to end at 4:30 on Tuesday, November 23. The voting is on November 25 and the counting is on December 28.
The court mentioned that postponing the elections is a matter of last and extreme recourse. “It is our view that short of postponing elections, the apprehension expressed by the TMC can be suitably addressed by issuing directions to the Tripura government to ensure that remaining phases of the municipal elections take place in a peaceful and orderly manner,” added the court.
Union Home Minister Amit had met a delegation of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs in Delhi on Monday over allegations of brutality being faced by party workers at the hands of Tripura Police.
The delegation of TMC MPS had reached the national capital and sat on dharna outside the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The MPs raised slogans against the home minister and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded an appointment with Amit Shah.
“We want the home minister to listen to us. Both Shah and Modi need to answer for the violence that is happening in Tripura,” said TMC leader Sukhendu Sekhar Ray was quoted as saying by PTI.
WHAT HAPPENED IN TRIPURA?
On Sunday, the TMC alleged that their party workers were beaten with sticks and stones inside a police station in Agartala by BJP members. The TMC members had gathered at the police station after party leader Saayoni Ghosh was taken there for questioning in the morning.
The actor-turned TMC leader Saayoni Ghosh was arrested on charges of attempt to murder after she allegedly disrupted a meeting of state Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb by shouting “Khela hobe” (We will play) on Saturday night.
Following her arrest, TMC workers gather outside the police station.