SC: Tripura will not postpone civic polls, state government should ensure fair process. India News – Times of India – India Times English News

New Delhi: Observing that postponing elections should be a matter of “last and even extreme recourse”, Supreme court Tripura on Tuesday refused to defer municipal elections and directed the state administration to discharge their duties in a “non-partisan manner” to address their grievances. Trinamool Congress That the party is being targeted by political rivals.
The court passed several directions to ensure free and fair elections and said, “The DGP and Home Secretary of the state shall strictly follow these directions so as to eliminate the need for taking coercive steps in case of violation by the court.” Directions come to light. ,
The municipal elections are on November 25 and the results will be declared after three days. The campaign that ended on Tuesday was marred by political violence, with TMC and BJP blaming each other. The court passed this order to protect its office bearers from being targeted by BJP workers for not implementing the November 11 order of the Supreme Court on a contempt petition filed by the TMC against the state government and the police.
While we are not inclined to accede to the prayer for postponement of elections for the reasons stated earlier, we are equally of the view that it is the duty of the DGP, IGP (Law and Order) and the State Home Secretary to conduct . Election. To remove any doubts about the impartiality of the law enforcement machinery in supporting the process. Law enforcement agencies must discharge their duties in a just and non-partisan manner to argue before this court that AITC candidates and supporters are being unfairly targeted by contesting elections from political groups. D Y Chandrachud and Vikram Nath said.
senior counsel Jaideep Gupta And Gopal Sankaranarayanan, appearing for Trinamool, told the bench that its office bearers are being attacked and they are not being allowed to campaign. He submitted that Tripura has become a “terrorist state”.
senior counsel Mahesh JethmalaniAppearing for the state, refuted the allegations and said that the West Bengal minister was making provocative speeches to incite violence.
The court, after hearing both the sides, directed the state DGP and IGP (Law and Order) to hold a joint meeting with the state election commission by Wednesday morning to discuss the need for adequate number of paramilitary forces from CRPF to ensure peaceful peace. can be detected. , can be assessed. Conduct of elections The court said it will take all steps to ensure that the election process is conducted in a peaceful and orderly manner.
“Since a serious complaint has been expressed on the part of the petitioners that despite the registration of the FIR, no action has been taken by the law enforcing agencies, the respondent has to produce a statement before this Court (a) that the complaints have been lodged. (b) FIRs that have been registered; (c) action taken against those resorting to violence; and (d) arrests made,” the bench said.