CPM concedes defeat in Tripura
March 03, 2018
Communist Party of India (Marxist) concedes defeat in Tripura.
Here’s the statement: Verdict of the people of Tripura will lead to the formation of a BJP-IPFT alliance govt in the state. After 25 years in govt, Left front has been voted out of office. BJP has, apart from other factors, utilised massive deployment of money and other resources to influence the elections. BJP was able to consolidate all the anti-Left votes virtually appropriating the erstwhile main opposition, Congress.
“Politbureau thanks the 45% of the voters who extended support to CPI(M) & Left Front. We assure the people of Tripura that it will continue to champion the cause of all sections of the working people & uphold tribal-non tribal unity.”
CPM: 16 (wins 8, leads 8), BJP+ wins 21, leads (Agencies)