Tripura: BJP sweeps local body polls, wins 638 of 833 gram panchayat seats
Agartala, Aug 01: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura swept the three-tier Panchayats Polls, the elections for which was held on July 27 and the results were announced on Thursday.
Polls were held in only 15 per cent of the total seats, as 85 per cent of the seats have already been won by the ruling BJP unopposed. Polls were held in 833 gram panchayat seats, 82 panchayat samiti seats and 79 zilla parishad seats.
"Out of 833 gram panchayat seats, the BJP won 638, the CPI(M) 22, the Congress 158 and the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) 6. Nine seats were won by independents," State Election Commissioner GK Rao said.
In panchayat samiti, the BJP won 74 seats, the CPI(M) one and the Congress six. In zilla parishad, the BJP won 77 seats and the Congress two, Rao said.
There are a total of 6,111 gram panchayat seats, 419 panchayat samiti seats and 116 zilla parishad seats in Tripura. The SEC official said the BJP has won 5,652 seats of the total 6,646 gram panchayat, panchayat samiti and zilla parishad seats unopposed. The state recorded 76.63 per cent turnout during the polling.