CPI(M) supporters celebrate their victory in civic polls in Dharmanagar, north Tripura on Saturday

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The ruling Left Front in Tripura has won a landslide victory in the election to 20 civic bodies in the state, including the 49-member Agartala Municipal Corporation.The CPI-M-led LF bagged 45 out of the 49 wards of Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) leaving only four to opposition Congress, member secretary to the state election commission, Tamal Mazumder said. In the civic polls held on December 9, the LF candidates secured absolute majority in 13 municipal councils and six nagar panchayats in the state, he said.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Altogether, elections were held in 310 seats in 20 civic bodies in which Left Front candidates won 291 and the opposition Congress secured 13 seats and BJP just 4. The rest two were won by independent candidates.This was the first time that BJP won seats in civic bodies. Of the 291 seats won by LF candidates CPI-M won 279, CPI five, RSP 6 and Forward Bloc just one seat.Convener of Left Front Committee and CPI-M central committee member Khagen Das congratulated the people of the state for LF’s thumping majority. “It is people’s verdict for Left Front’s good governance and relentless endevour for peace, tranquility and development,” he said.Agartala Municipality was elevated to the status of Agartala Municipal Corporation two years back. The civic body was formed in princely Tripura state in 1871 during the reign of Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya.

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Ruling Left Front wins landslide victory in Tripura civic polls