BJP Wins Tripura Ending CPM's 25 Years Rule

| March 3 , 2018 , 17:42 IST

The BJP and its alliance partner Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) ended the Left Front’s 25-year-rule in Tripura with a strong winning in the Assembly Elections. The results came out on Saturday.

As per the Election Commission statistic, the BJP won 24 and is leading on 11 seats. The Communist Party of India won 10 and is leading on 6 seats. The Indigenous People's Front Of Tripura won 7 and leading on 1 seat. 

The party will now decide on next CM at the parliamentary board meeting.

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Manik Sarkar-led CPM government has been in power in the state for last 25 years.

BJP leader Kiren Rijiju, MoS Home said that the party will form the government in Tripura. "The results will change the political landscape of northeast. It will also have its bearing on the national scene," he said while referring to Lok Sabha 2019 elections.

BJP workers wearing saffron caps and playing Holi with saffron colours burst into celebrations on the roads of Agartala.

Senior BJP leader Ram Madhav said,  "It is a historic verdict. CPM gave a spirited fight but people have voted for poriborton, accepted our slogan of 'Chalo Paltai (let's change)."

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Sunil Deodhar BJP's Tripura in-charge said, "Because of master-strategist Amit Shah and the help of Himanta Biswa Sarma and Ram Madhav, we are coming to power."

The BJP had no MLAs in the outgoing Assembly and had polled just 1.5 percent votes in the 2013 elections, losing deposits in 49 of the 50 constituencies it contested.