This is the primary electoral defeat for the BJP within the state after it got here to energy in 2018 decimating the CPI (M)-led Left Front, which had dominated the state for 25 years.
TIPRA Motha, headed by Tripura’s royal scion Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barman, has received 18 seats, whereas the BJP has bagged 9 and an unbiased has sailed via in a single seat.
The autonomous district council has 28 members and comes below the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. Polls have been held on April 6.
Several tribal-based events, together with Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT), have been instrumental in forming the indigenous tribal-based party. The Left Front, the Congress in addition to different events had additionally fielded candidates for the 28 seats.
In the autonomous district council elections held in 2015, the BJP had been runners-up in a number of seats whereas the Left Front had swept the polls. The Council encompasses over two-thirds of Tripura’s 10,491 sq. kilometre space with a inhabitants of about 1.2 million folks, of which 90% are tribals.