Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar -- who led the ruling Left Front to a fifth successive win in the state assembly elections -- said on Friday that he hoped the success of the Left Front would rejuvenate and consolidate the Left and democratic forces in the country.
Quality of life
“People have entrusted more responsibility on us and now we will have to implement all our poll pledges with the help of people. Our main aim and objective is to improve the quality of life of the people,” Sarkar, also a senior CPI(M) politburo member, said.
The elections in the state were held in exemplary conditions, which would not have been possible without the cooperation of the people, he said.
“We are committed to maintaining peace and harmony and protecting the democratic rights of people. Before elections all parties had gone to the people with their pledges. People listened to them and then expressed their verdict through ballots. We are grateful to the people for their well thought decision,” Sarkar told reporters.
Asked if the Left Front had come back to power because of his charisma and personality, he said that there was a role for individuals, but the collective effort of people was the main driving force. "We work together and take decision collectively, so I am a share holder of this success like others. I have no separate role.”
The Left Front secured 50 seats [CPI(M) -- 49 , CPI -- 1) in the 60-member Assembly in Tripura, the results for which were announced on Thursday.PTI