"The ruling BJP swept the civic body elections in Tripura, having won all the seats of the 51-member Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC). The opposition TMC and CPI(M) failed to open their account in the AMC," they said.
There are a total of 334 seats available in the urban local bodies in Tripura, with 51 wards, 13 municipal councils, and six nagar panchayats.
The BJP had already won 112 of the 334 seats uncontested in Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and 19 urban local bodies.
In Khowai Municipal Council has 15 seats, the BJP has swept. In Melaghar Municipal Council BJP candidates won all 13 seats. In Sonamura Nagar Panchayat, BJP won in all 13 seats. In Kailashahar, BJP won in 16 seats and CPIM in one. In Belonia, BJP candidates declared winners in 16 out of 17 seats.
In Sabroom Nagar Panchayat BJP candidates swept in all 9 seats.In Kumarghat Municipal Council, BJP candidates won in all 15 seats.In Teliamura BJP won in all 15 seats.
In Ambassa, BJP won 12 seats, while TMC, CPIM, and TIPRA Motha had one seat each. In Amarpur, BJP won in all 13 seats. In Panisagar, BJP won in 12 seats and CPIM in one seat.Jirania Nagar Panchayat lone seat BJP candiadte won.Out of the total 334 seats including Agartala Municipal Corporation (51 wards), 13 municipal councils, and six Nagar panchayats in the state, the ruling BJP won in 112 seats spread across 20 urban bodies uncontested. No other parties had filed candidates in seven ULBs.
Meanwhile, both parties had claimed that the authorities remained silent spectators as BJP supporters attacked political rivals and rigged the election. The saffron party however stoutly denied the charges.