Agartala: The three-tire panchayat election in Tripura turned timid as the ruling BJP won more than 86 per cent of seats uncontested. In spite of continuous rains for the last several days, political parties are living no stone unturned at reaching out to the voters. Panchayat election in the State is scheduled to be held on July 27.
BJP workers are seen almost in every place going door-to-door and in some places, the Congress is also trying to convince the voters. However, the CPI(M) or the Left Front has maintained a low profile.
BJP workers are closely following the instructions of the State party president and Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. Deb recently told an party conference here that there is no room for complacency. Tripura Pradesh Congress president Pradyot Bikram Kishor Debbarman also appealed to the people to vote in favour of Congress candidates but at the same time urged them to maintain peace.
The Left Front has described the ongoing election for panchayat as a farce. Instead of campaigning, they have decided to organize dharnas in different places to expose the ruling regimes ‘anti-democratic character’.