Chief Minister Manik Saha on Thursday credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s big win in Tripura’s recent assembly elections, saying “Tripura’s future under PM’s vision is bright.”
The BJP won 32 seats in Tripura’s 60-member assembly. Tipra Motha Party came in second with 13 seats, followed by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) with 11, Congress with three, and the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) with one.
“The way PM looks towards Tripura & works for the public here, it was definite that our govt will once again come to power,” CM Saha asserted.
He stated that several national motorway projects are currently underway and that connectivity in the state has improved.
“Our connectivity has strengthened with Bangladesh also. Tripura’s future under PM’s vision is bright. We want to further strengthen the law & order in the state. I request everyone to come together for the development of the state. We will also develop the health sector,” CM Saha told ANI.
The BJP reclaimed power in the state with an absolute majority. The CPI(M) and Congress joined forces in the Northeast state this time to depose the BJP.
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.
The state was ruled by the CPI(M)-led Left Front for nearly four decades, with the exception of 1988 and 1993, when the Congress was in power.