New Delhi, March 3: Overwhelmed by the huge public support for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura Assembly elections, results for which were announced on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described the victory as a “win for democracy Over brute force, intimidation”. In a series of tweets, PM Modi sought to assure the people of the northeastern state, where the CPI-M was in power since 1993, of good governance. Also Read - EU Stands With India in 'Challenging Time', Modi Says 'Collaboration Essential' to Stop Pandemic

“The historic victory in Tripura is as much an ideological one. It is a win for democracy over brute force and intimidation. Today peace and non-violence has prevailed over fear. We will provide Tripura the good government that the state deserves,” PM Modi said. Also Read - Pressure Mounts on Modi Govt to Impose Nationwide Lockdown; Oppn Says Total Shutdown 'Inevitable' 

“The victory of @BJP4Tripura is not an ordinary electoral victory. This journey from ‘Shunya’ to ‘Shikhar’ has been made possible due to a solid development agenda and the strength of our organisation. I bow to every BJP Karyakarta for working assiduously on the ground for years,” he added. Also Read - PM Dials Chief Ministers Of 4 States To Discuss Covid Situation In Their States. Read Details

The BJP won 43 seats in Tripura, while the CPI(M) managed to secure just 16 seats.

PM Modi also expressed gratidude to people of Meghalaya and Nagaland for supporting the BJP. (Also Read: Meet The Man Behind BJP’s Super Show in Tripura)

BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said the party’s victory in the Tripura assembly elections is a victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s politics of development.

“I thank brothers and sisters of Tripura for their massive support to the BJP. This is the victory for Modi’s politics of development and his commitment to the welfare of northeastern region of India,” Shah said in a tweet.