The Communist Party of India (Marxist) was ruling #tripura for the last 25 years but has now become a victim of lack of foresight and its inability to gauge the mood of the young voters. Many of them were first-time voters who relied on the social media to interact with others and keep themselves updated on the latest happenings. BJP exploited this factor to emerge victorious in the assembly polls.

The Times of India reports that the shock defeat of CPM and the landmark victory of BJP was proof that the saffron brigade had its ears to the ground and knew just how to win over the voters to script history in the state where it had hardly any presence.

Tripura to get a new CM

State BJP president Biplab Kumar Deb is the most likely candidate for the post of the CM and will replace Manik Sarkar of #cpm who had been in the chair for 25 years. The state party wants to have Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the chief guest at the swearing-in ceremony.

The CM-in-waiting paid a visit to the CPM headquarters to seek the blessings of the outgoing chief minister and touched the feet of the elderly leader to show his respect. He also sought cooperation for the development of Tripura, and Manik Sarkar assured him of full support.

CPM shocked at the result

Manik Sarkar (69) never expected such a drubbing in the state of Tripura where he had been the Chief Minister for four terms.

He admitted to NDTV that the victory of BJP had caught him off guard.

The saffron party did not get a single seat in 2013, but in 2018 it has won 43 of the 60 seats. It is a remarkable achievement made possible by an aggressive campaign. With the loss of this state, CPM now rules over only one state, namely Kerala. #CPM, BJP, Tripura