BJP sweeps Tripura civic polls, wins 217 of 222 seats

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BJP sweeps Tripura civic polls, wins 217 of 222 seats (Image: Pixabay)
BJP sweeps Tripura civic polls, wins 217 of 222 seats (Image: Pixabay)

Tripura : Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday swept Tripura Civic Polls with a victory on 217 seats out of 222. The elections were held on November 25 amid bitter feud with Trinamool Congress. The CPM has won three seats, the Trinamool and TIPRA Motha one seat each.

Of the 334 total seats - including AMC with 51 wards, 13 municipal councils, and six nagar panchayats - BJP has won 329, having been elected unopposed in 112 seats earlier. Polling took place on November 25 for 222 seats. The Agartala Municipal Corporation has become opponent less, with all 51 wards going to the BJP.

CPM has managed to won only one seat each in Ambassa Nagar Panchayat in Dhalai District, Panisagar Nagar Panchayat in North district, and Kailashahar Municipal Coucil in Unakoti district. TMC won one seat in Ambasa. A regional party, Tipra Motha, has got one seat in the same area.

As soon as the results were out, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the state unit of BJP.

"I would like to applaud the @BJP4Tripura Karyakartas who worked tirelessly on the ground and served people. Under the leadership of Shri Biplab Deb Ji, the State Government has been at the forefront of many initiatives, which the people have duly blessed," he tweeted.

"The people of Tripura have given a clear message - that they prefer politics of good governance. I would like to thank them for the unequivocal support to @BJP4Tripura. These blessings give us greater strength to work for the welfare of each and every person in Tripura," read another tweet.

Interestingly, this was the first civic poll BJP has contested after coming to power in Tripura in 2018.