With the BJP-IPFT alliance is on the way to form next government in Tripura winning most of the seats ousting the Left Front government, led by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, Assam Minister and BJP in-charge of Tripura Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said now Manik Sarkar can take shelter either in Bangladesh, or Kerala and West Bengal.
As per the latest updates by the Election Commission of India (ECI), in Tripura, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 17 seats, leading in 18 seats; the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) has won 6 seats, leading in 2 seats while the CPI(M) has won 8 seats and is leading in 8 seats out of 59 seats in the 60-member Tripura Assembly.
In reply to media persons regarding his comment during an election rally in Tripura in which he had made a controversial comment on Manik Sarkar, BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday reportedly said in Agartala, “Now Manik Sarkar has just three options before him. He can go to West Bengal, where the CPI(M) still has some presence. He can go to Kerala, where the party is in power and will rule for three more years or he can go to neighbouring Bangladesh.”
On his Twitter handle, Sarma also stated, “Red Forte demolished.” Congratulating the people of Tripura, Sarma also tweeted, “Saffron sweeps as people celebrate.”
The Manik Sarkar-led Left Front government has been in power in Tripura for more than 20 years.