Many BJP Workers were seen eating sweets and throwing gulal on each other during the day to celebrate their party’s victory in the neighboring state.
State Election Commission officials said that the BJP has won all the wards of the 15-member Khowai Nagar Parishad, the 17-member Belonia Nagar Parishad, the 15-member Kumarghat Nagar Parishad and the nine-member Sabroom Nagar Panchayat. He said that the party did a clean sweep in the 25-ward Dharmanagar Municipal Council, the 15-member Teliyamura Nagar Parishad and the 13-member Amarpur Nagar Panchayat.
Sonamura Nagar Panchayat and Melaghar Nagar Panchayat will be held without any opposition, BJP has won all 13 seats. It also won the 11-member Jirania Nagar Panchayat.
take to twitter, TMC National secretary General Abhishek Banerjee, nevertheless, said it was “extraordinary” for his party, whose attendance was negligible. Tripura, to get “20 percent of the vote share”.
He tweeted, “This is despite the fact that we started our activities barely 3 months back and @BJP4Tripura has left no stone unturned to butcher democracy in Tripura. Congratulations to all the brave soldiers of @AITC4Tripura for their exemplary courage. ”
It is extraordinary for a party with negligible presence to successfully contest municipal elections and… https://t.co/IvhSlDHpKq
— Abhishek Banerjee (@abhishekaitc) 1638096751000
His Echo, West of TMC Bengal General Secretary and spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said his party had managed to finish second in several seats “despite the violence perpetrated by the ruling BJP”.
“2023 is ours, this (result) lays the foundation for Trinamool’s victory in 2023,” Ghosh tweeted.
He claimed that TMC has been successful in garnering the support of a large section of the people.
Alleging that the BJP was creating municipal boards by winning through violence and intimidation, the TMC leader accused the police in Tripura and the state election commission of favoring the saffron party.
He thanked the party workers for their efforts and the people of Tripura for their support.
The BJP bagged 12 seats in the Ambassa Municipal Council, while the TMC and CPI-M won one seat each and the other went to an independent candidate. The BJP also won 16 seats in the Kailashahar Municipal Council and the CPI(M) got one. In Panisagar Nagar Panchayat, BJP won 12 seats and CPI(M) won one.
The BJP had won uncontested seven wards of Khowai Municipal Council, one in Dharmanagar Municipality, two in Melaghar Municipal Council and 10 wards of Jirania. It also won the municipal bodies of Ranibazar, Vishal Ganj, Mohanpur, Kamalpur, Udaipur and Shantibazar without any competition, which together have 92 wards.
With a resounding victory, the BJP has 329 out of 324 wards in the state’s urban bodies, the CPI(M), which ruled Tripura for decades, three, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress and independents (one each).
Earlier in the day BJP’s National Vice President Dilip Ghosh told reporters here that the saffron camp shares a “strong bond” with the residents of that state.
He said that TMC will not be able to open its account in Tripura unless the BJP decides to field a candidate from one seat.
“Civil election results are on expected lines. TMC had no chance to open its account in Tripura, they only made noise. This decision shows that the people of West Bengal are hired to base a party in a state. Can’t help those who have faith in BJP and not Trinamool,” the BJP leader underlined.
Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Legislative Assembly Suvendu Adhikari Extended my best wishes to BJP workers and leaders and Tripura.
“Heartfelt congratulations to @BJP4Tripura and Hon’ble Chief Minister @BjpBiplab for registering a landslide victory in Agartala Corporation and all other Nagar Panchayats and Municipalities. We join hands with the people of Tripura to wipe out the corrupt and fascist Tolamool (extortionist) party of Bengal. Grateful.He wrote on the microblogging platform.
The official was apparently referring to the allegations of extortion and corruption leveled by the opposition camp in Bengal against the ruling TMC in recent days.
BJP Bengal unit president Sukanta Majumdar TMC has tried to create a false impression about its popularity in Tripura, he told reporters.
“TMC tried to destabilize the situation in Tripura by taking miscreants from Bengal. The party has no support base in that state,” he said.
(with inputs from PTI)