Assembly Elections 2018: Final party position in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland poll results
Agartala/New Delhi : The stunning saffron surge in the northeast on Saturday decimated the Left in Tripura one of its last two citadels with the BJP ousting the CPI-M from power after 25 long years and looking to form a coalition government in Nagaland while eyeing power in Meghalaya with the help from anti- Congress parties.
The BJP Parliamentary Board met in the evening and expressed confidence that the party would form governments in Nagaland and Meghalaya also, claiming it has got absolute majority with allies in the two states that have thrown up fractured verdicts.
Riding on Saturday's electoral victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah told BJP workers that their goal now should be to capture power in Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal and Odisha.
Pulling of a historic victory, the BJP and its ally Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), a tribal-dominated party, together won 43 out of 59 Tripura constituencies. The BJP on its own won 35 seats, four more than the half-way mark, while its ally IPFT won eight seats. In a remarkable performance, the alliance swept all the 20 seats reserved for tribals.
The BJP, which had no MLAs in the outgoing Assembly and polled just 1.5 per cent votes in the 2013 elections, losing deposits in 49 of the 50 constituencies it contested, secured over 42 per cent of votes in the February 18 Tripura elections.
Here is the final party position in the results declared on Saturday for assembly polls in Tripura and Meghalaya. The party position for Nagaland is as declared by the Election Commission at 10 p.m.
TRIPURA ASSEMBLY ELECTION RESULTS 2018
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - 35
Indigenous People's Front of Tripura - 8
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) - 16
Communist Party of India (CPI) - 0
Congress - 0
MEGHALAYA SSEMBLY ELECTION RESULTS 2018
Indian National Congress - 21
National People's Party - 19
Bharatiya Janata Party - 2
United Democratic Party - 6
People's Democratic Front - 4
Hill State People's Democratic Party - 2
Nationalist Congress Party - 1
Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement - 1
Independent - 3
NAGALAND SSEMBLY ELECTION RESULTS 2018
Naga People's Front - 27
National Democratic Progressive Party - 15+ (leading on one seat)
Bharatiya Janata Party - 11
National People's Party - 2
Janata Dal-United - 1
Independent - 1