Widespread violence mars civic polls in Tripura, oppn accuses BJP of rigging

Amid allegations of widespread electoral malpractice by BJP and attacks on 23 TMC and CPM candidates, Tripura’s bitterly fought elections to 13 civic bodies on Thursday recorded a preliminary voter turnout of 82% that could go up after the final count. Both TMC and CPM declared the elections a farce and demanded a repoll, pointing to violence that left 32 people injured across the state.

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