Agartala: The political atmosphere in Tripura has once again started heating up with the upcoming elections in 20 urbanh local bodies in the state, including the Agartala Municipal Corporation.
Candidates of the ruling BJP as well as other political parties are now busy campaigning house-to-house for the November 25 elections.
Candidates can be seen going door-to-door seeking votes as they make promises from drinking water supply to solution to drainage problems, waterlogging during monsoons, mosquito infestations, and other civic services.
Although the BJP had seized power in the state by ousting the Left Front in 2018, the Left was in power in other municipal bodies in the state, including the Agartala Municipal Corporation.
The upcoming civic body elections are crucial for all political parties. On the one hand, the ruling BJP is trying to get control of the municipalities. The Left Front, on the other hand, wants to return to power in the state through the municipal bodies.
The Trinamool Congress is looking at establishing its party in the state through the urban local body elections. Hence, all political parties are giving it everything they’ve got.
The elections to the state’s municipal bodies were scheduled for November 2020 but they were postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Now since the state is reporting fewer Covid-19 cases, the government decided to go ahead with the elections.
The result of the civic body elections will be announced on November 28.
The results are significant as they could also be taken in the context of which political party may come into power when the state goes to polls in 2023.
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