The Left parties retained the 49-member AMC for the fourth consecutive term while the Left Front retained the 12 municipal councils and all six nagar panchayats. The Left Front wrested the Ambassa Municipal Council in northern Tripura from the main opposition Congress.

Elections were held to the 144-years-old Agartala Municipal Corporation, 13 municipal councils and five nagar panchayats in Tripura on Wednesday. Around 89 percent of the 537,968 electorate voted in the polls in Left-ruled Tripura.

In all, 886 candidates, including 429 women, from all parties contested the politically important civic polls. The Left Front, comprising four Left parties and dominated by CPI-M, has won the Jirania Nagar Panchayat in western Tripura as the Left parties got all seats uncontested before the elections.

According to the officials of State Election Commission, out of 310 seats in the 20 local civic bodies, Left parties won in 291 seats while the Congress bagged 13 seats, the Bharatiya Janata Party four and independents two.

CPI-M nominee and Mayor of the outgoing AMC, Prafullajit Sinha, Deputy Mayor Samar Chakraborty as well as candidates Fulan Bhattacharjee, Gargi Roy Chowdhury and Biswanath Saha (Forward Bloc) are the notable winners in the AMC while Congress' mayor candidate Amar Ranjan Gupta and prominent leaders Basana Debnath and Panna Deb are among those who lost in the polls.

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