The recently concluded Tripura civic polls has once aging brought a staggering victory to the ruling Left Front, led by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. The party has secured 45 out of the 49 constituencies in the Agartala Muncipal Corporation. The rest four went to the opposition Congress Party.
The Left Front has got an absolute majority in the 6 nagar panchayats and 13 muncipal councils in the civic polls held during 9th of December. On a total of 310 seats, the ruling party’s candidates won 291, while Congress got 13 and BJP four. Independent candidates won the remaining two seats.
Out of the 291 secured by the Left, 279 was won by CPI-M, 6 by RSP, 5 by CPI and one seat buy the Forward Bloc. The civic body was formed in princely Tripura state in 1871 during the reign of Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya.
However, it is also significant that for the first time in the history of Tripura civic elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party has won any seats.
Khagen Das, convener of Left Front Committee and CPI-M central committee member congratulated the people of the state for LF’s thumping majority. He said, “it is people’s verdict for Left Front’s good governance and relentless endeavor for peace, tranquility and development.”