- BJP won 217 out of 222 seats in Tripura Municipal elections, shunning opponents.
- Team in saffron firmly believes that ‘double-engine government’ would be beneficial for the state’s welfare
The colossal win of the ruling party BJP on Sunday provides a testament to people’s faith in Modi’s administration and execution of welfare programmes in addition to depicting their confidence in the ‘double engine’ government’s dedication to the advancement of the state.
The term ‘double-engine government’ was used to imply it being in power at both centre and state, asserting that such an arrangement facilitates the state’s progress.
Home Minister Amit Shah thanked all residents of Tripura for electing BJP in the civic polls. BJP President, Jagat Prakash Nadda adduced BJP’s win in the region as an achievement for the nationalist and pro-development forces. The locals have rejected the divisive forces and those bent on propagating violence and disputes apart from those bent on criticising the state of Tripura.
The BJP attained all of the 51-member seats of Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) alongside setting the seal on several other urban local bodies. Opposition parties, Trinamool (TMC) and Communist Party of India (CPI) were unsuccessful in even opening their accounts.
Team saffron gained all the 15 wards of the Khowai Municipal Council, 17-member Belonia Municipal Council, the 15-seat council of Kumarghat Municipal and the 9-member Sabroom Nagar Panchayat, as reported by the state election commission.
In addition to this, the party obtained a sweeping win in the 25-seat Dharmanagar Municipal Council, 15-ward Teliamura Municipal Council and 13-member Panchayat of Amarpur Nagar. BJP also bagged all 13 seats of Sonamura Nagar Panchayat and Melaghar Nagar Panchayat coupled with all 11 wards of Jirania Nagar Panchayat.
Among other seats procured by the BJP were 12 from Ambassa Municipal Council with TMC and CPI managing to get one seat each. BJP emerged triumphant in the Panisagar Nagar Panchayatwith 12 seats and the CPI got one.
The Bharatiya Janata Party had put up contestants for all 334 seats of the Agartala Municipal Corporation along with thirteen municipal bodies and 6 Nagar Panchayats. Nominees of the BJP secured victory in 112 places uncontested. For the remaining 222 seats, elections were held on 25th November.