Tight security arrangements have been made for Tripura panchayat elections and more than one thousand polling booths have been identified as “sensitive”, a senior police officer has said.
Elections to the three-tier panchayat polls in Tripura would be held on July 27. Ballot papers would be used in the rural polls.
Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel and 17 companies of BSF and CRPF would be deployed in all the 1,848 polling booths of which 1,172 have been identified as sensitive, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Arindam Nath told a press conference here on Saturday.
The DIG said 17 cases of poll violence have been registered in the state till July 20.
The BJP has won 85 per cent of the seats uncontested in the panchayat polls in Tripura.
“Of the total 6,646 seats comprising gram panchayats, panchayat samities and zilla parishads, the BJP has won 5,652 seats uncontested,” secretary of the state Election Commission (SEC), Prasenjit Bhattacharya has said.
Polling will now be held for around 850 gram panchayats, 85 panchayat samities and 80 zilla parishad seats, Bhattacharya said.
Tripura has a total 591 gram panchayats having 6,111 seats, 35 panchayat samities with 419 seats and eight zilla parishads having 116 seats, he said.