Left Front sweeps TTAADC election

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Agartala, Feb 27 (PTI) The ruling Left Front emergedvictorious in the village committee elections in TripuraTribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) by winning473 of the 527 village committees.

The Congress and its ally the Indigenous NationalistParty of Tripura (INPT), a tribal party, bagged 56 committeeswhich is better than the last village committee elections heldin 2005 when they had secured 23 village committees.

The other committees were won by independents.

The tribal council which constitute two third of thestate territory is the home to the tribals which form onethird of the state''s population.

It came into being in 1985 under the Sixth schedule ofthe Constitution to provide more autonomy to the backwardtribals and facilitate economic development in the area.

CPI(M) state secretary Bijan Dhar said it was amandate of people for peace, development and good governance.

Spokesperson of opposition Congress, Tapas Dey said,Congress-INPT alliance fared better than the previous electionwhich only showed that the base of the lefts were eroding inthe hills.

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