The BJP on Sunday garnered a massive victory in the Tripura civic body polls. The party bagged 217 of 222 seats on which elections were held on November 25. The CPM has won three seats, the Trinamool and TIPRA Motha one seat each. The civic bodies went to polls in the backdrop of communal violence which took place in the State in october.
This is the first civic election that the BJP contested after coming to power in Tripura in 2018. Its main rival was the Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress and the CPM, which ruled the state earlier.
On losing, TMC demanded that the elections be declared invalid, alleging they were “heavily rigged and reduced to a farce” by the ruling BJP. The CPM also demanded the same in five wards of AMC.
The CPM got one seat each in Ambassa Nagar Panchayat in Dhalai District, Panisagar Nagar Panchayat in North district, and Kailashahar Municipal Coucil in Unakoti district. TMC and a regional party, Tipra Motha have one one seat each in Ambassa.