Tripura is on the way to have a new government led by the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) where the Left Front has been in power under the leadership of CPI(M)’s Manik Sarkar for the last 20 years as the BJP-IPFT alliance is leading in majority of the seats. This was asserted by the BJP.
As per the latest updates of the Tripura Assembly poll 2018 results, Mevar Kr Jamatia of the IPFT won from Asharambari defeating his nearest CPI-M candidate Aghore Debbarma.
As per reports, the BJP-IPFT alliance is now leading in 39 seats while the Left Front is leading only in 19 seats of the 59 Assembly constituencies in the 60-member Tripura Assembly.
The BJP held a press conference at Agartala, the State capital of Tripura as vote-counting continues in three North-eastern States including Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya. BJP’s national general secretary and think-tank Ram Madhav said that their party is on its way to form the government in Tripura.
Saying that they are “satisfied” at the poll results’ trends, Ram Madhav said, “We’ll wait for the final verdict.” He hoped that the BJP-IPFT alliance would win over 40 seats in a “historic verdict” in Tripura. He said that the results are a testimony to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hard work. He also lauded BJP chief Amit Shah. However, BJP general secretary Madhav said that it won’t be prudent to jump to a conclusion since the final verdict is still not out.
BJP leader Madhav also said that the NDPP-BJP alliance was performing well in Nagaland. He also said that Meghalaya was heading for a divided House.
The BJP-IPFT alliance vote share is at 49.5 per cent in Tripura while the Left has got 44.7 per cent votes.
On the other hand, as per the latest updates by the Election Commission of India (ECI), the BJP-IPFT alliance is leading in 40 seats and the CPI (M) is leading in 19 seats.
The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) formed pre-poll alliance with the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT).
It may be mentioned that in this year’s election, the BJP made all efforts to become victorious in the Assembly polls to grab power in Tripura, the last bastion of the Left. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to BJP national president Amit Shah, a number of Union Ministers campaigned in Tripura to boost the poll campaign in the State. Modi, Shah and other BJP leaders asked the voters in Tripura to vote for the BJP candidates and its alliance partner IPFT’s candidates to bring a change in the State which has been ruled by the Left Front for the last 20 years.
“People in Tripura wanted to change the communist government for a long time. The mood is there,” an NDTV reported quoting Biplab Kumar Deb, a former RSS volunteer, who is also fighting his first election.
Biplab Deb is the youngest State BJP chief in the country and at the age of 49, he is said to have built the party organisation from scratch in Left stronghold Tripura.