Live: Ruling party continues to rule in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland Election Results
On Saturday counting of votes of assembly elections is underway in the three northeast states -Tripura, Nagaland, and Meghalaya amidst tight security. Polls in Tripura took place on February 18, and Nagaland and Meghalaya on February 27 respectively.
The main candidates in this high-stakes race are Mukul Sangma and Agatha Sangma from Meghalaya, Anik Sarkar and Biplab Kumar Deb from Tripura and Neiphiu Rio and TR Zeliang from Nagaland After two consecutive victories in Assam and Manipur, BJP is confident to take all the three states.
Why is this poll important
2018 Assembly election is very important for the BJP, Congress, CPI-M-led Left Front, and the Naga People's Front as it would decide the future.
All the three Northeastern states that include Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland, are crucial. After the historic win in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Manipur, The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is looking to expand its political footprint in the Northeast. While the Congress is banking on Meghalaya to retain its dominance in the region.
Besides, the outcome of the Tripura elections is significant for the Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPM, as this is the only state other than Kerala where the CPM-led Left Front is in power.
As per the exists poll of 10.27 AM
In Tripura, the ruling CPI-M-led Left Front and opposition BJP candidates are heading neck-and-neck in all the 59 assembly constituencies. The Left is currently leading in 30 seats, the BJP and its allies in 28.
In Meghalaya, the ruling Congress seems to be leading. The ruling party is leading in 21 seats, the NPP in 15, BJP in six and others in 14.
In Nagaland, the ruling Naga People’s Front and allies are leading in 31 seats. Then after the Nagaland Democratic Progressive Party-BJP alliance is leading in 25 seats, Congress in one and others in two.