Just few months back, the BJP created History by sweeping the Assembly elections in Tripura for the very first time. The left party which had dominated Tripura for nearly 30 years, was blown away in BJP wave. Now, the BJP has again proved its surge by winning 96% of the Gram Panchayat seats, Panchayat Samiti seats and all the 18 Zilla Parishad seats in Tripura.
These seats fell vacant as most of the left part leaders resigned from their post after BJP formed government in Tripura. Elections were held for these seats in which BJP won 3,075 Gram Panchayats, 154 Panchayat Samities and all the 18 Zilla Parishads seats.
The by-elections to another 3,386 seats — 3,207 Gram Panchayat seats, 161 Panchayat Samiti seats and 18 Zilla Parishads seats — are scheduled for September 30. However, the left parties are now feeling the heat and are requesting the Election Commission to postpone the byelections fearing defeat.