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BJP ahead of Left Front in Tripura

  • Published at 02:38 pm March 3rd, 2018
  • Last updated at 09:13 pm March 3rd, 2018
BJP ahead of Left Front in Tripura
The BJP-IPFT alliance is leading the Tripura state polls with 42 seats, while the ruling Left Front is trailing behind with 17 seats, according to the latest trends. Despite electoral reverses suffered by the Left Front in Tripura, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar wins his constituency in Dhanpur although by a drastically reduced margin. [caption id="attachment_250204" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Indian election officials tally votes in a counting hall for the Tripura legislative assembly election in Agartala, the capital of the northeastern state of Tripura, on March 3, 2018. BJP, championed by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was claiming an early lead in the counting, Indian media reported, as votes were tallied in state elections in three northeast states Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland AFP[/caption] In the 2013 Legislative Assembly election, Manik Sarkar won by 6017 votes. This time his margin toned down to 2224. Overall, Manik Sarkar bagged 8859 votes and his nearest archrival Pratima Bhowmik of BJP secured by 6635 votes. Till 2018, Manik Sarkar is the longest-serving chief minister of Tripura since 1998. [caption id="attachment_250205" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Indian supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state a rally as voting was underway for the Tripura legislative assembly election in Agartala, the capital of the northeastern state of Tripura, on March 3, 2018.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), championed by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was claiming an early lead in the counting, Indian media reported, as votes were tallied in state elections in three northeast states Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland AFP[/caption] On the other hand, Deputy Speaker of Tripura Legislative Assembly Pabitra Kar lost Khayerpur constituency to Ratan Chakraborty of BJP. The counting of votes for the assembly elections in India’s in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland began at 8am on Saturday and further results are to follow. The elections in Tripura's 60-member House – for 59 seats – were held on 18 February and the results will be declared on Saturday.