The Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) election has proven to be a debacle for the Left Front with its failure to secure even a single eat
The Left Front, including the CPI(M) secured only 14.51 per cent votes this time, while in the last TTAADC elections in 2015 they won all the 28 autonomous district council (ADC) seats.
Meanwhile, CPI(M) leader Pabitra Kar said that the party will analyze why they have not been able to win a single seat.
In 2005 the Left Front secured 71.63 per cent of the votes cast and won all the ADC seats. In 2010, too it fared well with 63.81 percent votes and again won all the ADC seats.
The Left Front’s vote share in ADC has been decreasing in the past 15 years.
According to the Tripura election commission, the newly formed TIPRA (Tiprasa Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance) Motha secured 16 seats in the TTAADC polls with 37.43 per cent votes, followed by the ruling BJP that won 9 seats with 18.72 percent vote.
TIPRA Motha’s main ally INPT, which had been with the Congress for a long time, won two seats with 9.30 per cent vote.
TIPRA Motha won the seat with the slogan ‘Greater Tipraland’.
BJP’s ally IPFT received 10.62 per cent votes, but failed to secure even a single seat in the TTAADC polls.
It is reported from the various sources that large portion of the CPI(M) votes got transferred to TIPRA Motha.
This time, independent candidates got 6.97 per cent votes and one among them also won the elections.
The Congress received a meager 2.24 per cent votes.
The total number of voters in the TTAADC polls was 8.65 lakh, of which 7,33,000 votes were cast.
On the other hand, BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharjee said that the party contested in 14 seats and won 9 seats, which is not discouraging.