AGARTALA, Dec 9 - An average 89 per cent polling was recorded in the elections to Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and nineteen other civic bodies, official sources said here on Wednesday. The polling was peaceful amidst tight security.
�Voting was almost peaceful and incident-free. Around 89 per cent voting was polled. Few minor incidents of EVM disturbance or allegation of political parties were raised but no serious incident was reported from anywhere in the State,� State Election Commission secretary Tamal Majumder said.
Although polling began at 7 am at a low pace, it started gaining ground with the passage of time. Around 50 per cent voting was recorded by 12 pm in all the polling stations.
Reports from subdivisions said an average 88.99 per cent polling was recorded in all Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats.
In the civic bodies elections, there are 291 Wards while total number of contesting candidates stands at 886 including 429 females, which is a record in the State�s electoral history.
The ruling Left Front has already won 10 seats uncontested after the opposition parties failed to put up candidates.
The counting would be held on December 12 next.