Tripura debacle revives debate in CPM on anti-BJP alliances

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Consolidating its position as a dominant force in the Northeast, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday scripted a huge victory in the CPI-M-held Tripura in alliance with Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT).

It won 11 seats on its own and was in talks with two other regional parties to form a coalition government.

As his supporters beat drums and danced with joy, Modi tweeted that the people of India were reposing their faith in the positive and development-oriented agenda of his party. She said her seat sharing formula of 14 seats for TMC, 16 for local hill parties and the remaining 30 seats for Congress could have been a game-changer in Tripura, but Gandhi "supplied oxygen to the BJP" by doing nothing about it.

In Tripura, a state where the BJP previously had no seats in the assembly, the party won 35 out of 59 seats, ending a 25-year reign by the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

BJP General Secretary in charge of Meghalaya affairs, Nalin Kohli, refused to divulge details, only saying that the people's verdict was against the Congress.

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After the poor Congress performance in elections in the northeastern states, the results of which were declared yesterday, the party's morale was at a low, with few leaders willing to speak out about the loss. "The murder politics of CPI (M) and intolerance were the main reasons for their defeat", he added. The Congress and the Trinamool Congress failed to even open an account. "People are fed up with the corrupt Congress government and looking for a change", said Sangma, son of veteran leader late P A Sangma. Till the time Azaan continued, Prime Minister Modi and party workers maintained complete silence in order to pay respect to the Muslim prayer.

The CPI (M) was facing decimation for a second time in recent years, with dissension in its ranks and no young leadership emerging.

Minister Power Tamio Taga share the works related to his department and said that the state government is working for rural power supply either through electricity or through solar system.

The prime minister said people of northeast had a sense of alienation but his government worked overtime to remove it.

"After Tripura, many leaders within the party who had earlier backed the Karat line are now slowly realising that in today's political situation, the Left needs to bring all anti-BJP forces together to fight against the BJP", the leader said.