During the counting of votes for the Tripura Assembly on Thursday, Chief Minister Manik Saha visited the Tripura Sundari Maa temple and sought divine blessings. He was accompanied by Sambit Patra, the BJP’s national spokesperson. “Before the declaration of assembly election results, we pray for the blessings of Tripura Sundari Maa Temple,” Saha wrote in a social media post, tagging photos from his visit.
The counting of votes began at 8 a.m. in three Northeast states: Tripura, Meghalaya, and Tripura. The Tripura Assembly election was held on February 16. The chief minister ran in the Town Bordowali constituency against Congress candidate Ashish Kumar Saha and TMC candidate Ananta Banerjee.
Most exit poll projections in the aftermath of the Meghalaya and Nagaland Assembly elections on February 27 gave the BJP a clear advantage, with pollsters predicting that the party would win a majority in the 60-member Assembly. However, exit poll projections show that the BJP will win fewer seats than it did in the previous Assembly elections.
The BJP, which had never won a single seat in Tripura prior to 2018, stormed to power in the last election in alliance with the IPFT, deposing the Left Front, which had ruled the border state for 35 years since 1978.
Today’s India-Axis According to my India exit poll, the BJP will receive 36-45 seats, while the Left-Congress will receive 6-11 seats.
Tipra Motha received 9-16 seats in the exit poll. The ZeeNews-Matrize exit poll predicted that BJP-IPFT will get 29-36 seats in the 60-member House. It is expected that the Left-Congress coalition will win 13-21 seats, while Tipra Motha will win 11-16.
The BJP ran in 55 seats, while its ally, IPFT, ran in six. However, both allies ran candidates in the Gomati district’s Ampinagar constituency. The Left ran for 47 seats, while Congress ran for 13. The CPM ran for 43 of the 47 available seats, while the Forward Bloc, Communist Party of India (CPI), and Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) each ran for one.
The BJP won 36 assembly seats and 43.59 percent of the vote in the 2018 election. With 42.22 percent of the vote, the CPI (M) won 16 seats. The IPFT received eight seats, but Congress was unable to open its account.