SILCHAR, March 3 - The verdict of the Tripura Assembly elections has been an explicit manifestation of the slogan Chalo Paltai for the BJP and its alliance partner, i.e., Indigenous People�s Front of Tripura (IPFT) as the results drew curtains on the 25-year-old Leftist rule in the State.
Meanwhile, the results have brought great joy for the BJP leaders and cadres in Barak Valley. Veteran BJP leader and former Union Minister Kabindra Purkayastha termed this win as �an unprecedented success for the BJP.�
�For the people of Tripura, it is an end of the frustration and misgovernance for long 25 years, and for us, this is a great beginning. We had no MLAs in the 60-member House and now we are on course to form the next Government. The results reflect Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s priority towards the North East. Also, party president Amit Shah had his vision towards driving home the victory,� Purkayastha said.
Asked about what the win means for Barak Valley, the former Union Minister expressed hope that the political ties between the two neighbouring States would be strengthened.
On the other hand, Dr Rajdeep Roy, spokesperson of the party said that the win is a true reflection of the Act East Policy upon which the voters of Tripura had reposed their faith.
�The electorate spontaneously participated in the election with their wishes and efforts. I am elated with the results,� the State BJP spokesperson maintained.
Interestingly, former Congress Minister and flamboyant leader Gautam Roy said that anti-incumbency factor of the Left party brought about its downfall. The former Minister chose not to pass any comment after he was asked about the waning status of the Congress party in the North East.