TIPRA-INPT alliance sweeps Tripura ADC polls, CPI-M's rule comes to an end
The Tiprasa Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA) and its ally, the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) registered victory in the Tripura ADC polls by winning a total of 18 out of 28 seats.
The much-anticipated polls witnessed the fall of the CPI (M), a party that had been in the helms of affairs in the Autonomous District Council (ADC) for 15 years.
While TIPRA won 16 out of the 23 contested seats, INPT bagged two out of the five contested seats.
TIPRA chief and royal scion Pradyot Manikya Debbarman bagged victory from the Takarajala-Jampuijala ADC constituency and is on the path to forming the next Executive Committee (EC) in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC).
Meanwhile, the ruling BJP managed to secure nine out of the 14 contested seats. Its ally - the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT), however, failed to register victory even in one seat, out of the 17 contested seats.
The Gandachara Ganga Nagar seat was bagged by an independent candidate, Bhumika Nanda Reang.
Like the IPFT, the Opposition CPI (M) and Congress also faced defeat in this election. Both parties could not win even a single seat.
LIST OF WINNERS
- Pradyot Kishor Debbarma: Takarjala Jampuijala constituency
- Bhaba Ranjan Reang: Damchara-Jampui constituency
- Dhirendra Debbarma: Demchara Kachuchara constituency
- Ananta Debbarma: Asharam Bari Halahali constituency
- Animesh Debbarma: Kulai Champahaor constituency
- Kamal Kaloi: Maharani Teliamura constituency
- Soyel Debbarma: Ramchandra Ghat constituency
- Rabindra Debbarma: Simna Tamakari constituency
- Runiel Debbarma: Bodhjung Nagar Woaki Nagar constituency
- Chittaranjan Debbarma: Mandwai Pulinpur constituency
- Ganesh Debbarma: Pakuyerjala Janmejoy Nagar constituency
- Purna Chandra Jamatia: Killa Bagma constituency
- Soudagar Kaloi: Ompinagar constituency
- Rajesh Tripura: Raima Velly constituency
- Dolly Reang: Natun Bazar Malbasa constituency
- Debajit Tripura: Purba Muharipur Bhuratali constituency
- Jagadish Debbarma: Jirania constituency
- Uma Charan Debbarma: Amtali Golaghati constituency
- Swapna Rani Das: Machmara constituency
- Shailendra Nath: Dashda Kanchanpur constituency
- Bimal kanti Chakma: Karamchara constituency
- Hangsha Kumar Debbarma: Chamanu constituency
- Sanjoy Das: Manu Chailengta constituency
- Samrat Jamatia: Maharani Chelagang constituency
- Padma lochan Tripura: Kanthalia Mirza Rajapur constituency
- Sanjib Reang: Birchandra Nagar Kalsi constituency
- Kong Jong Mog: Shilachara Manu Bankul constituency
An overjoyed TIPRA general secretary, Animesh Debbarma, credited party chief Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarma for the landslide victory adding, that the party would try to fulfil the commitments they made to the people.
Accepting defeat, CPI-M leader and former Chief Executive Member (CEM) Radha Charan Debbarma blamed the BJP-IPFT and, said that people's anger at the ruling alliance was directed towards CPI-M.
The counting of votes, polled on April 6, started today morning at 16 counting centres and 28 counting halls.
According to the State Election Department, more than 80 per cent of the votes were cast in 25 out of the 28 ADC constituencies. More than 90 per cent of the votes were cast in the two constituencies and, less than 70 per cent of the votes were cast in a single constituency.
The highest turnout was in the Shilachhari-Manubankul constituency in South Tripura at 90.32 per cent. In South Tripura's Muhuripur-Bhuratali constituency, the turnout was 90.27 per cent.
The lowest turnout was in the Damchhara Jampui constituency in North Tripura at 76.64 per cent.
There were 8,65,041 voters in the ADC election. Some of them were polling staff who voted on the postal ballot, which is yet to be counted.
There were 8,56,777 people registered in the booth centres. Out of them, 7,34,492 (85.74 per cent) cast their votes.
Earlier, CPI-M, TIPRA and Congress had alleged that rigging and booth capturing by the BJP had taken place on the polling day on April 6.
The CPI-M, IPFT and TIPRA have demanded re-poll in 65, 23 and 60-70 booths, respectively.
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)