Election in North-eastern States of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya: BJP makes deep inroads
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Voting for the general election to the Assemblies of North-eastern States of Meghalaya and Nagaland were completed today on 27th February 2023. Polling in Tripura was completed earlier on 16th February. Counting of votes for the three states took place yesterday on 02nd March 2023 and the full results are available now.  

In Tripura, BJP won 32 seats (out of 60) with a vote share of 38.97% while Tipra Motha Party (TMP) stood second with 13 seats. With 11 seats, CPI (M) stood third in the seat tally. Indian National Congress (INC) got a meagre 3 seats.  


In Meghalaya, National People’s Party (NPP) of Connard Sangma (son of legendary P.A. Sangma of Congress/NCP) has emerged as the single largest party with 26 seats (out of 59) but still 4 seats short of midway mark to form government on its own. United Democratic Party (UDP) stood second with 11 seats. Indian National Congress and Trinamool Congress got 5 seats each while BJP got a meagre 2 seats.  

In Nagaland, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDDP) won 25 seats (out of 60) while its alliance partner BJP stood second with 12seats. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) got 7 seats. Indian National Congress (INC) could not get any seat in Nagaland.  

BJP has clearly made very significant inroads into North-eastern states. It has won a clear majority Tripura which was once a left bastion. So is the case of Nagaland where BJP will form government with its alliance partner NDDP after uprooting Congress completely. Not so long ago, Nagaland was stronghold of Congress. Significantly, Nagaland is a Christian majority state with a meagre 8.75% Hindu population. Therefore, success in Nagaland means a lot to BJP. In Meghalaya, the verdict is unclear and fractured; alliance picture will be clearer in next few days. Though BJP has already extended support to NPP.  

BJP has expressed heartfelt gratitude to the people of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya for their conviction in the BJP. 




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