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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sweeps Tripura Panchayat Polls

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura on Wednesday swept the three-tier panchayat polls bagging almost all seats in gram panchayats, panchayat samitis, and Zilla Parishad.

The panchayat polls were conducted on Saturday in 994 of the 6,646 seats as the BJP had won over 85 percent seats unopposed.

“Of the 994 seats, most have been won by the BJP candidates. In five-gram panchayats seats in northern Tripura, the Congress and the CPI-M candidates won. The counting of votes is on in several districts. Final results are expected by late Wednesday,” a state Election Commission (SEC) official said.

•In Zilla Parishad Out of total 116 seats in 8 districts BJP has won 114

•In Panchayat Samiti out of total 419 seats in 35 blocks BJP has won 411

•In Gram Panchayats out of total 6111 seats in 591 Panchayats BJP has won 5916

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