Tripura Civic Body Elections Highlights: Ruling BJP Sweeps Tripura Civic Polls, Wins 217 Of 222 Seats

Tripura elections: A total of 334 seats are available in the urban local bodies, including AMC with 51 wards, 13 municipal councils, and six nagar panchayats

Tripura Civic Body Elections Highlights: Ruling BJP Sweeps Tripura Civic Polls, Wins 217 Of 222 Seats

Elections Highlights: Tight security was in place for the counting of votes for over 200 seats. (File)

New Delhi:

The ruling BJP on Sunday swept the civic body elections in Tripura, having won all the seats of the 51-member Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and clinching several other urban local bodies.

The opposition TMC and CPI(M) failed to open their account in the AMC.

The saffron party secured all the wards in the 15-member Khowai Municipal Council, 17-seat Belonia Municipal Council, 15-member Kumarghat Municipal Council and nine-member Sabroom Nagar Panchayat, state election commission officials said.

The party made a clean sweep in the 25-ward Dharmanagar Municipal Council, 15-seat Teliamura Municipal Council and 13-member Amarpur Nagar Panchayat, they said.

Sonamura Nagar Panchayat and Melaghar Nagar Panchayat became opposition less with the BJP having won all the 13 seats each. It also bagged the 11-member Jirania Nagar Panchayat.

The party secured 12 seats of Ambassa Municipal Council, while the TMC and the CPI-M won one seat each and another went to an independent candidate.

The BJP also won 16 seats of Kailashahar Municipal Council and the CPI(M) got one.

In Panisagar Nagar Panchayat, the BJP emerged victorious in 12 seats, and the CPI (M) bagged one.

The saffron party had fielded candidates for all the 334 seats of Agartala Municipal Corporation, 13 municipal bodies and six Nagar Panchayats in the state where its nominees won in 112 places uncontested. Elections to 222 seats were held on November 25.

Here are the Highlights on Tripura Elections:

Nov 28, 2021 19:58 (IST)
Tripura results testimony to people's unwavering trust in BJP's politics of development: Amit Shah
The BJP on Sunday asserted that its massive win in the Tripura local body polls shows people's trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies and welfare programmes and is also a reflection of their trust in the "double engine" government's commitment to the state's development.

The BJP uses the expression "double engine government" to denote it being in power at the Centre and in a state and claims that this helps in the state's progress.

Home Minister and senior party leader Amit Shah said, "Gratitude to our sisters & brother of Tripura for choosing BJP in the local body elections. 

The results are a clear testimony of people's unwavering trust in BJP's politics of development. This will further strengthen our resolve to serve the great land of Maa Tripura Sundari."
Nov 28, 2021 18:36 (IST)
Tripura local body poll results show people's trust in PM Modi: JP Nadda
BJP president J P Nadda on Sunday asserted that his party's massive win in the Tripura local body polls shows people''s trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies and welfare programmes and is also a reflection of their trust in the "double engine" government''s commitment to the state's development.

The BJP uses the expression "double engine government" to denote it being in power at the Centre and in a state and claims that this helps in the state''s progress.

The BJP's win in the polls is a victory of nationalist and pro-development forces, Nadda said in tweets and lauded Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and the state party leadership for the "historic" and massive win.

People have rejected fissiparous forces and those inclined to violence and controversy besides insulting Tripura, he claimed.
Nov 28, 2021 16:26 (IST)
LIVE Updates: Ruling BJP Sweeps Tripura Civic Polls
The ruling BJP on Sunday swept the civic body elections in Tripura, having won all the seats of the 51-member Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and clinching several other urban local bodies.

The opposition TMC and CPI(M) failed to open their account in the AMC.
The saffron party secured all the wards in the 15-member Khowai Municipal Council, 17-seat Belonia Municipal Council, 15-member Kumarghat Municipal Council and nine-member Sabroom Nagar Panchayat, state election commission officials said.

The party made a clean sweep in the 25-ward Dharmanagar Municipal Council, 15-seat Teliamura Municipal Council and 13-member Amarpur Nagar Panchayat, they said.

Sonamura Nagar Panchayat and Melaghar Nagar Panchayat became opposition less with the BJP having won all the 13 seats each. It also bagged the 11-member Jirania Nagar Panchayat.

The party secured 12 seats of Ambassa Municipal Council, while the TMC and the CPI-M won one seat each and another went to an independent candidate.
Nov 28, 2021 15:33 (IST)
Tripura Civic Poll Results Indicator Of Trinamool's Prospects In 2023 State Polls: Party Leader
The Trinamool, which seems to have left the CPI(M) behind to emerge as the main opposition of the BJP in several wards of Tripura's municipal bodies, said on Sunday that the results are an indicator of the party's prospects in 2023 assembly elections in the north-eastern state, reported news agency ANI.

The BJP, however, stated that the civic poll results exposed the "hollowness" of Trinamool's claims of having made inroads in the northeastern state.

Taking to Twitter, Trinamool's West Bengal general secretary and spokesperson Kunal Ghosh maintained that his party, which forayed into Tripura just about two months ago, has been able to secure the second position in several seats, "despite the violence unleashed by the ruling BJP" there.

Nov 28, 2021 15:09 (IST)

Nov 28, 2021 13:57 (IST)
Ruling BJP on course to massive victory in Tripura civic polls
The ruling BJP was on Sunday set to sweep the civic body elections in Tripura where counting of votes was underway in 222 seats of Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and 13 municipal bodies, officials said.

Officials of the State Election Commission said the BJP has established an absolute majority in the 51-member Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) winning 37 seats. Counting is underway in others.

The party has clinched the Khowai Municipal council, Kumarghat Municipal Council, Sabroom Nagar Panchayat and Amarpur Nagar Panchayat.

It is way ahead of its rivals in Dharmapur and Ambassa municipalities, Panisagar, Jirania and Sonapura Nagar Panchayats, besides Kailashahar, Teliamura, Melaghar and Belonia Municipal Councils.
Nov 28, 2021 12:04 (IST)
BJP workers celebrate in Tripura
Nov 28, 2021 11:55 (IST)
BJP Takes Large Chunk Of Tripura Civic Polls Pie, Counting On
The BJP is leading or has already won in all the seats where counting has completed, sources have said. This is the first civic election that the BJP contested after coming to power in Tripura in 2018.

The BJP, under Chief Minister Biplab Deb, has fielded candidates in all the seats and has already won 112 out of the 334 seats uncontested in AMC and 19 urban local bodies.
Nov 28, 2021 10:45 (IST)
Tripura Civic Polls Counting On; Stakes High For BJP, Trinamool: 10 Facts
Votes are being counted for elections to several civic bodies including Agartala Municipal Corporation, or AMC, in Tripura today. The elections were held amid fierce political fight between the state's ruling BJP and the Trinamool Congress.
Nov 28, 2021 10:45 (IST)
Nov 28, 2021 10:05 (IST)
Tripura civic elections: BJP leading in 4 seats
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in Ambassa, Jirania, Teliamura and Sabroom seats, the Tripura State Election Commission informed.

The election took place on November 25 amid poll-related violence, court cases, arrests and allegations.
Nov 28, 2021 09:08 (IST)
Tight security in place in Tripura
Apart from normal security arrangements, Tripura State Rifles and central armed police force have also been deployed to maintain law and order in areas adjoining counting centres, Assistant Inspector General of Police Subrata Chakrabarty said.
Nov 28, 2021 08:57 (IST)
Nov 28, 2021 08:55 (IST)
Three-Tier Security In Place For Tripura Civic Poll Counting
3-tier security is in place for counting of votes for over 200 seats in Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and other civic bodies in Tripura, where it was held on Thursday amid court cases, arrests and allegations of attacks by by political parties.
Nov 28, 2021 08:55 (IST)
Tripura municipal polls: Parties in the fight
The ruling BJP has fielded candidates in all seats in the Tripura civic elections and has already won 112 out of the total 334 seats uncontested in the Agartala Municipal Corporation and 19 urban bodies.

In the remaining 222 seats, as many as 785 contestants are in the fray after 36 candidates withdrew their nominations.

The elections were fought mainly between the three parties - the BJP, the TMC, and CPI(M).
Nov 28, 2021 08:52 (IST)
Tripura civic polls: 81.54% turnout recorded
Altogether 81.54 per cent of over 4.93 lakh voters exercised their franchise for elections to Tripura's 14 civic bodies on Thursday amid allegations of political violence by opposition camps. Officials in the State Election Commission (SEC), however, said no clash or voting machine-related problem was reported from the poll-bound areas.
.