Ruling BJP, ally suffer shock defeat in Tripura tribal council polls. Sangbad Pratidin

Published by: Biswadip Dey | Posted: April 10, 2021 7:40 pm| Updated: April 10, 2021 7:40 pm

News Daily Digital Desk: The big defeat is the BJP. In Tripura, despite their government, the Gerua camp had to be defeated by a tribal council vote. The BJP and its allies won only nine of the 26 seats in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh after a major setback. On the other hand, a new party Tipra got maximum 18 seats.

Tipra chief Manikya Devvarman is a member of the royal family of Tripura. Earlier, he was the president of the state Congress. But last September, he had a disagreement with the party over the citizenship law. He then left the Congress and formed a new party. This time the team got success.
There are a total of 30 seats in the tribal council. Of which 2 are under consideration of the Governor. Elections are held for the remaining 26. His count was on Saturday after the April 6 vote. The count shows that Tipra got the lion’s share of seats. They and the BJP-led Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura have won most of the seats. Neither the Left Front nor the Congress could open the register. Independent candidates got the remaining one seat.

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Meanwhile, Manikya Devvarman alleged that he had to be attacked in Mohanpur on Friday. He alleged that he and a few other leaders of Tipra had gone to the Sub-Divisional Magistrate’s Office in Mohanpur yesterday. That’s when he was attacked by unknown miscreants. West Tripura Superintendent of Police Maniklal Das has admitted to such incidents. However, he said it was not yet clear whether anyone had attacked Manikya Devvarman. The police superintendent also said that they all returned home safely.

Manikya said Tripura Chief Minister Biplob Dev and the state police chief had promised him that action would be taken against the miscreants involved in the incident. However, state education minister Ratanlal Nath later blamed TIPRA supporters for the unrest. He alleged that the people of Manikya Devvarman’s party were trying to cause trouble.

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