The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday registered a landslide victory in Tripura civic polls by winning 329 seats out of the total 334 seats.
The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Tripura royal scion Pradyot Kishore-led TIPRA Motha won one seat each while the CPI (M) bagged 3 seats.
The counting of votes was carried out on Sunday for the 222 seats of Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and 13 municipal bodies. The BJP has established an absolute majority in the 51-member AMC winning all 51 seats.
A total of 334 seats in the urban local bodies, including AMC (51 wards), 13 municipal councils and six nagar panchayats in Tripura went to polls on November 15.
The BJP had fielded candidates in all civic body seats where its candidates won in 112 places uncontested. This is the first municipal election the BJP contested after coming to power in Tripura in 2018.
"Thank you, Tripura, for your continued support. We will leave no stone unturned for the development of the state," the BJP wrote on Twitter.
"Congratulations to all our elected B.J.P candidates and Karyakartas for their untiring supports and above all the people of Tripura thanks for reposing faith on BJP," BJP Tripura tweeted.
TMC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee congratulated the party workers and tweeted, "It is exceptional for a party beginning with negligible presence to successfully contest municipal elections and emerge as the PRINCIPAL OPPOSITION in the state with more than 20% vote share."
He added, "This is despite the fact that we commenced our activities barely 3 months ago and @BJP4Tripura left no stone unturned to BUTCHER DEMOCRACY in Tripura. Congratulations to all the brave soldiers of @AITC4Tripura for their exemplary courage."