Resounding Victory for Left Front in Tripura Panchayat Polls
The Left Front in Tripura has registered a magnificent victory in the just concluded three tier panchayat elections. It has swept the eight Zila Parishads and reduced the opposition to no consequence. Of the total 116 ZP seats the CPI(M) won 115 conceding just one seat to the Indian National Congress.
In the Panchayat Saimitis also the opposition was decimated. The Left Front secured a majority in all the 35 samitis. Of the 418 panchayat samitis seats for which results were declared (out of the total 419 seats), the Left Front won 409 and the Congress 9.
The Left Front also registered victory in almost all the Gram Panchayats. Of the 591 Gram Panchayats, the LF secured majority in 563, with the Congress getting 18, the BJP 5, TMC 3, others 2 (where TMC and INC can form board if they get together).
In 22 Blocks no opposition party could get majority even in a single gram panchayat. In the 2009 elections, Congress had won in 83 gram panchayats, this time however their tally got reduced to 18 with the LF snatching away 65 gram panchayats from them.
CPI(M) State Secretary Bijan Dhar and Secretariat member Gautam Das at a press conference in Agartala today thanked the people of Tripura for reposing their faith once again in the Left Front by delivering it with a huge and unprecedented mandate. They said, with this victory people have given the Party a far greater responsibility, which it shall try best to discharge by actively involving the masses and continuing to engage the opposition politically and ideologically by mobilizing more people.