Tripura election result 2018: Will BJP win as opinion polls predicted?

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New Delhi | Updated: March 2, 2018 6:25:18 PM

Tripura election result 2018: Who will win Tripura election 2018? While there are many days left for the final result, an opinion poll has predicted some bad news for the ruling CPI(M) in Tripura.

tripura election 2018 rajnath singhTripura election result 2018: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh addresses a gathering during Tripura assembly election campaign roadshow in Agartala, Tripura on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

Tripura election result 2018: Who will win Tripura election 2018? While there are days left for the final result, an opinion poll had predicted some bad news for the ruling CPI(M) in Tripura. The Tripura Exit polls result will be out today.

According to the News X- Jan Ki Baat opinion poll, BJP-IPFT coalition in Tripura is likely to win 31-37 seats out of the total 60 assembly constituencies in the state. The survey also predicts that the ruling CPI(M) may get 23-29 seats; while the Congress and other parties may not win any seat in the state.

Voting in Tripura took place on 18 February and around 74 percent exercise their franchise.

CPI(M) has ruled Tripura for 25 years and reports have suggested there is a strong anti-incumbency against the Manik Sarkar government of the state. Despite the overall trend suggesting a BJP surge across the state, which is considered to be the last Left citadel, chief minister Manik Sarkar is likely to win in the Dhanpur constituency once again, as per the survey. The key takeaways of the opinion poll is that BJP will be the focal point of the anti-Left sentiment during the election, not the Congress or other parties. There is also a “significant undercurrent” against the ruling party. The biggest concerns for voters are unemployment and a demand for independent Tripura land among the tribals.

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The Tripura Assembly election 2018 will take place on February 18 while the counting will take place on March 3.

BJP is leaving no stone unturned to grab power in one more north-eastern state after forming governments in Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

On Monday, Tripura CM Sarkar said that BJP and its “Hindutva affiliates” were scared of nation-wide protests against the party for trying to “divide the people on communal lines.”

“In the entire country, there are now protests against the Hindutva forces because the BJP, RSS, VHP and their affiliates are trying to divide the people along the lines of caste, creed and community. This has scared them,” PTI quoted Sarkar as saying.

At an election rally in North Tripura district, Sarkar said, people will “foil” BJP hopes in the state and the Left front government will “play a significant role to overthrow the BJP at the Centre in the 2019 parliamentary polls.”

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