Agartala: Tripura is set to witness one more by-election for 976 vacant seats of the Village Committees, counterpart of the Gao Panchayat in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council that covering two third of the state’s total geographical area.
Radha Charan Debbarma, Chief Executive Member of the TTAADC on Thursday said they have already sent a proposal to the Tribal Welfare Department of the state government who will finalise the date and timing of the election.
The TTAADC have total 4447 seats in 587 village committees within its jurisdiction of which 976 seats fell vacant due the various reason like death of the member or resignation.
It is learnt that most of these seats fell vacant due to resignation of the sitting members after the BJP-IPFT coalition government came into power in March last. Similar spell of resignation was seen in Gaon-Panchayat and various urban bodies like Nagar panchyat, Municipal councils and in Agartala Municipal corporations for which by-election has already been completed.
Radha Charan echoed his party CPI(M)’s allegation that most of the members submitted resignation under threat from the BJP and IPFT supporters who virtually created a atmosphere of fear in the state after the coalition government came into power after defeating the Left Front. He said still such threat and intimidations are going on in different areas which are not a healthy sign in a democracy.