The ruling BJP in Tripura has registered a massive victory in the three-tier panchayat polls in the state. According to sources in the state election department, the party has won 95 per cent seats in the panchayat polls, of which 86 per cent was uncontested victory for the BJP.
The Left front that had ruled Tripura for 25 years till 2018, could not win a single seat. The Congress had won about 2 per cent seats, sources from election department said.
The panchayat polls were held on July 27, 2019 and 76.63 per cent voter turnout was recorded; results were declared from July 30.
According to official records, the polling was announced in 6,111 seats of 591 Gram Panchayats, 419 seats of Panchayat Samities and 116 seats in eight Zilla Parishad bodies of Tripura. Out of which the BJP won 5916 panchayat seats, 411 panchayat samiti seats and 114 Jila Parishad seats.
Apart from 833 seats of Gram Panchayats, 82 seats of Panchayat Samiti and 79 seats of Zilla Parishad bodies other seats went uncontested.
After the results PM Shri Narendra Modi Congratulating the BJP Karyakartas of Tripura Twitted :
Tripura’s faith in @BJP4India remains unwavering! I thank the people of the state for blessing the party in the Panchayat Elections across the state. The transformative work in Tripura’s rural areas is positively impacting many lives. Kudos to the local unit for the hardwork!
The PM further said: I would urge @BJP4India Karyakartas from other states to interact with Karyakartas from Tripura. The Party’s repeated successes in the state demonstrate the power of development politics and democratic temperament. It also shows that with the right effort, everything is possible.
BJP National President and Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah also congratulated the BJP karyakartas of Tripura for the landslide victory. He twitted: @AmitShah Thank you Tripura for yet another landslide victory. The overwhelming mandate for party in the Panchayat elections is an endorsement for State govt and development projects initiated to transform lives of people. Congratulations to CM @BjpBiplab & karyakartas of @BJP4Tripura.
Thanking the people of Tripura for their massive support BJP Working President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda twitted: @JPNadda त्रिपुरा की जनता ने पंचायत चुनाव में @BJP4Tripura को भरपूर आशीर्वाद प्रदान किया है इसके लिए मैं उनको हृदय से धन्यवाद देता हूँ। श्री @BjpBiplab जी को बधाई देता हूँ जिनके नेतृत्व में त्रिपुरा में तेज गति से हो रहे विकास कार्यों ने जनता के जीवन में सकारात्मक बदलाव लाए हैं।