Amid the voting for the Tripura municipal elections on Thursday, the TMC accused “BJP goons” of attacking its booth agents and candidates. The TMC also slammed Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb’s “gunda raaj.’

Elections for over 200 seats in the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and other civic bodies in Tripura are being held on Thursday. As many as 785 contestants are in the fray after 36 candidates withdrew their nominations.

As soon as voting began, the TMC raised almost 20 issues of EVM malfunction and “hooliganism by BJP workers”. “Of the 20 instances of EVM malfunction, only two have been resolved so far,” the party said in a statement to the state election commission on Thursday morning.


The TMC said some “BJP goons” attacked some of its candidates. In a series of tweets, the party posted a video showing a person with a disfigured face.

Sharing the video on Twitter, the Tripura TMC said, “Our candidate from Ward Number 51 was brutally attacked! His eyes are swollen and he is seriously injured!@BJP4Tripura goons are not sparing anyone! Complete disregard for the Hon’ble Supreme Court!”

In another tweet, the Tripura TMC said, “Elderly people are being pushed and thrashed by BJP GOONS for exercising their rights! This lady’s husband is seriously injured after BJP goons beat him up because he was going to vote.”


The TMC targeted CM Biplab Deb over the purported incidents. It said, “The entire nation is witnessing the complete collapse of law & order in Tripura!

“CM Biplab Deb has failed to protect the state and @BJP4Tripura goons have launched merciless attacks on not only our candidates and our booth agents but also common people! Shame on BJP,” the TMC said.

The Tripura TMC tweeted, “Candidates are being beaten while casting their vote! DEMOCRACY OR GUNDA RAJ? @BjpBiplab is mocking the Apex Court of the Country! Shameful.”

The TMC also alleged that BJP workers were casting votes on behalf of people.

“Blatant abuse of democratic rights! shame on BJP! fearing defeat, their goons are now casting votes on behalf of people. When the same 30-40 people showed up to the polling stations, they were told that their votes have already been cast. They were also threatened!” the TMC said.

“Under Biplab’s Gunda Raj, voters are being shooed away from polling stations. They are either being forced to stay at home or to cast their votes only in favour of BJP! Democracy repeatedly being strangulated and yet the state election commission remains silent. Shocking!” the party said in another tweet.

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