AGARTALA, July 26 - The three-tier panchayat elections in Tripura will be held in only 15 per cent of the total seats on Saturday as 85 per cent seats have already been won by the ruling BJP unopposed.
While the Congress and CPI(M) have accused BJP-backed goons of preventing Opposition candidates from filing nominations, the saffron party has said the Opposition parties failed to find nominees.
�Elections will be held in 833 gram panchayat seats, 82 panchayat samiti seats and 79 zilla parishad seats,� State Election Commission Secretary Prasenjjit Bhattacharya said on Friday.
There are a total of 6,111 gram panchayat seats, 419 panchayat samiti seats and 116 zilla parishad seats in Tripura.
The SEC official said the BJP has won 5,652 seats of the total 6,646 gram panchayat, panchayat samiti and zilla parishad seats unopposed. � PTI