Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb addressed ‘Dhanyavad Rally’ in Agartala, organized by BJP Tripura on Massive Victory of Bharatiya Janata Party in Panchayat By election in the state.
Months after dethroning the CPI(M) which had ruled for 25 years in Tripura, the ruling party BJP has cemented its position as the numero uno political party in the state by sweeping the panchayat by-elections. BJP won 113 out of 130 gram panchayat seats in the elections, the results to which were announced on October 3. The opposition Congress and CPI-M won four gram panchayat seats respectively, State Election Commissioner G K Rao said.
BJP’s ally the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) won nine gram panchayat seats, the SEC said. Apart from this the BJP also bagged five out of the seven panchayat samiti seats.
Bypolls to the 132 gram panchayat seats and seven panchayat samity seats were conducted on September 30. However, re-polling in two gram panchayat seats in Khowai block of Khowai district was ordered by the state election commission. As per reports, the by-election for these seats was necessitated after several panchayat Samiti members resigned following the formation of new government by BJP-IPFT in March this year.