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BJP Wins 112 Out Of 334 Seats Uncontested In Tripura Civic Polls

The ruling BJP won 112 out of the total 334 seats uncontested in the civic body polls in Tripura, an official of the state Election Commission said on Tuesday. Monday was the last day for withdrawal of nominations, and the date of scrutiny had been fixed on November 5, the official said. This will be the first civic election that the BJP will face after coming to power in the border state in 2018. Thirty-six candidates, including 15 candidates of the opposition CPI-M, four of Trinamool Congress (TMC), eight of Congress, two of the AIFB, and seven Independent candidates withdrew their nominations on Monday, the official said. A total of 785 contestants are in the fray for the remaining 222 seats, elections for which are scheduled to be held on November 25. Altogether there are 334 seats in the urban local bodies, including Agartala Municipal Corporation (51 wards), 13 Municipal Councils, and six Nagar Panchayats across the state. There are no opposition candidates in seven urban bodies- Ambassa Municipal Council, Jirania Nagar Panchayat, Mohanpur Municipal Council, Ranirbazar Municipal Council, Bishalgarh Municipal Council, Udaipur Municipal Council and Santirbazar Municipal Council. - via

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