Tripura outcome to affect national politics: CM

Agartala, Dec 10 (IANS) The results of the Tripura civic polls which took place on Wednesday will have an impact on national politics, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said on Thursday.

“The people will give a reply to the issue of intolerance that came to the fore after the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government came to power at the centre,” Sarkar told reporters.

“Democracy in Tripura is vibrant and transparent. People of Tripura never tolerate intolerance.”

Elections were held to the 49-seat Agartala Municipal Corporation, 13 municipal councils and five Nagar Panchayats in Tripura. Around 89 percent of the 537,968 electorate voted in the polls in Left-ruled Tripura.

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