BJP supporters wave party flag to celebrate BJP’s win in Tripura, which brought down 25 years of CPI-M government rule. (Source: PTI)

BJP Credits Tripura Results To Modi, People’s Desire For Change

The Bharatiya Janata Party today credited the favourable results in Tripura, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and local residents’ desire for change.

"The prime minister had addressed four rallies in Tripura. He had worked very hard and continuously monitored our campaigning. The credit must go to him," BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav said at a press conference here.

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He said people of Tripura have also positively responded to the BJP's call for defeating the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led government, which has been ruling the state for more than two decades.

“People responded very well to our call ‘Chalo Paltai’ (Let’s Change),” he said.

The BJP leader also praised the CPI(M) for its "spirited fight" during the election, but said that the people wanted a new government.

Elections in 59 seats, out of the 60-member Tripura Assembly, were held on Feb. 18. Election in one seat was countermanded due to the death of the CPI(M) candidate.