Elections : émeutes à Takarjala (Tripura ত্রিপুরা ) – 26 février 2011

Clashes mar Tripura ADC poll counting

TNN,

Feb 26, 2011

AGARTALA : Pitched battles, police firing and the death of a cop marked the counting of village committee elections under Tripura ADC on Saturday even as the ruling Left Front maintained its winning spree capturing most of the seats.

Clashes broke out at Jampuijala, a politically-sensitive area in the Takarjala locality in West Tripura district, when recounting to Koloibari Village Committee results went to the CPM’s favour. In the first round of counting, CPM had won the seat with a margin of only one vote against its rival Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT). Recounting resulted in a tie and when the second one was conducted, the seat went to CPM. The opposition INPT smelt a rat in the counting and an altercation broke out between the two sides. This led to street battles as violent rival political activists took on each other with stones and sharp weapons. As police personnel, led by OC of Takarjala, sought to disperse the warring mob, he was hit on his head by a stone. He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition. Read more…

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Tripura (Bengali: ত্রিপুরা Tripura) is a state in North-East India, with an area of 4,051 mi² or 10,491.69 km².Tripura is surrounded by Bangladesh on the north, south, and west. The Indian states of Assamand Mizoram lie to the east. The capital is Agartala and the main languages spoken are Bengali and Kokborok. It was formerly an independent Tripuri kingdom and was merged with independent India on 15 October 1949 by the Tripura Merger Agreement. It was also known as « Hill Tippera » (anglicized version of Tipra) during the British Raj perio and has a history of over 2500 years and 186 kings.

 

~ par Alain Bertho sur 27 février 2011.

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