Northeast Assembly polls: It’s a win-win in Tripura, Nagaland

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BJP-3BJP is surging ahead in Left-ruled Tripura with remarkable 40 seats, while CPM, which ruled the state for two decades, is ahead in 18 seats.

In Meghalaya, Congress is leading in 23 seats, while NPP is ahead in 15 seats and BJP in 4 seats.

In Nagaland, BJP-NDPP alliance is leading in 35 seats while NPF is ahead in 19 seats.

Commenting on the changing result pattern in Northeast Assembly polls, former chief minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi said, “We knew we would perform poorly in Tripura and Nagaland. In Tripura, the BJP took away most of our strong candidates and in Nagaland, we weren’t as active in our campaigning as we should have been. We will score a zero in both states. We lacked in organisational skills, and one can’t achieve much at the last moment. The trends are not surprising. However, we were hopeful about Meghalaya, and the trends so far indicate we have a chance at forming the government, although I can’t be 100 percent sure.”

Kiren Rijiju, MoS, Home Affairs said, “The trends in all three states point to a new political direction, it will have an effect on national politics as well. We are confident of forming Government in all three states.”