New Delhi, ANI. The Supreme Court has refused to stay the local body elections in Tripura. The Supreme Court said that postponing elections is an important measure in a democracy and we are against it. If we do this, it will set a wrong precedent. The Supreme Court says that postponing the election is the last resort.
Tripura municipal elections: Supreme Court observes that postponing elections is an extreme thing to order in a democracy and we are averse to it.
If we do it then it will set a wrong precedent, says Supreme Court, adding that postponing the elections is the last resort pic.twitter.com/wxLlu9oRcK
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November 23, 2021
The Supreme Court bench of Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Vikram Nath on Tuesday heard the application filed by Trinamool Congress on the law and order situation in Tripura. The TMC, in its application, had claimed that the law and order situation in the state had become “worst” ahead of the local body elections.
The Supreme Court directed the Tripura Police to step up security arrangements to ensure smooth voting and result declaration. The court said that the election process has started. The campaigning will end on November 23 at 4:30 pm, followed by polling on November 25 and counting of votes on December 28. Further, the Court directed the State Police to act in an equitable and non-partisan manner for redressal of grievances of political parties.
Elections to be held on November 25
Let us inform that the elections to the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and 12 other local bodies are going to be held in Tripura on November 25 and before that incidents of violence have come to the fore. Trinamool has leveled allegations of law and order in the state and attacks on its leaders.