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Meetings, rally, courtyard meetings, road show and what not – the Tripura unit of the ruling BJP is not leaving any scope to woo the voters ahead of the panchayat elections across the State.

Where the ruling party has already won 82 per cent of village panchayat seats uncontested, the party is yet putting all efforts for other seats.

BJP candidate of Bogon gram panchayat have been campaigning in the area.

Meanwhile third North Tripura Zilla Parishad Mamani Roy is also campaigning hard in Churraebari, Kadamtala and other areas.

The ruling BJP has won 82 per cent of village panchayat seats uncontested as the opposition CPM, Congress and Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), an ally of BJP, could field candidates in only 18 per cent of the total seats.

The panchayat polls are scheduled to be held in the State on July 27.

According to state election officials, as many as 7,488 candidates of various political parties filed nominations for election to 6,646 panchayats seats between July 1 and 8.

Altogether, 6,127 candidates of the ruling BJP have filed nomination for 6,111 village panchayat seats while Congress fielded candidates in only 727.

CPM candidates filed nomination in 408 seats and IPFT in 48.

Independent candidates are contesting 174 seats.

Again, BJP has fielded candidates in all 419 seats of panchayat samities, CPM (93), Congress (74), IPFT (92) and Independents in 15 seats.

Out of total 116 zilla parishad seats, BJP has fielded candidates in all of them, CPM (93), Congress (81), IPFT (9) and Independents in seven seats.

Panna Ghosh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dharmanagar in Tripura. He can be reached at:

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