Assembly Election 2023: Tripura-Nagaland, Meghalaya to join BJP again
New Delhi: The election results of the three North-Eastern states are almost out and it is certain that BJP will return to power in Nagaland and Tripura. Manik Saha won in Tripura and will be the Chief Minister for the 2nd time. Saha has won by 1257 votes against senior Congress leader Ashish Kumar. In Nagaland, the alliance with NDPP also won majority. Apart from this, Bharatiya Janata Party has got good results in Meghalaya too and is likely to play an important role in the formation of the government. It is said that NPP Conrad Sangma has already requested BJP to help his party.
While the ruling NDPP-BJP alliance won 35 out of 60 seats in the Nagaland Assembly on Thursday, the BJP-IPFT alliance won 32 seats in Tripura to form the government for the second time in a row. The BJP-Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura alliance, which shattered the Left Front stronghold in 2018, has signed its 2nd consecutive win in the North Eastern state. In Tripura, the Left Front-Congress alliance won 14 seats, while Tipra Motha grabbed attention by winning 13 seats in its electoral debut.
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Sangma call Amit Shah?
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sharma tweeted that the National People’s Party (NPP) won more seats in Meghalaya but fell short of a majority, resulting in Chief Minister Conrad Sangma approaching Union Minister Amit Shah for support in forming the government. The BJP’s victory in the Christian-dominated state indicates the party’s growing acceptance over the past five years. He also said that BJP has got rid of the label of being anti-minority.
NPP emerged as the largest party
The Sangma-led NPP is a few seats short of the required majority. Therefore, it is calculating to form the government with the help of BJP and non-parties. The official announcement is that Sangma’s party has already won 20 seats. It has maintained its lead in 6 constituencies and is confident of winning.
Nephew Rio 5th time in power
The NDPP and its ally, the BJP, have won Nagaland and Nephiu Rio will take over as chief minister for a fifth consecutive term. Nagaland political stalwart and its longest-serving Chief Minister Nephiu Rio will be sworn in for a fifth consecutive term as Chief Minister after a majority victory for his party and its ally BJP.
Winning in 35 seats
The two parties have together bagged 35 seats in the 60-member Nagaland Legislative Assembly. With this win, Rio broke the record of veteran captain SC Jameer who had led the North Eastern state three times. So far NDPP has won 23 seats and BJP 12 seats, jointly winning 35 seats and leading in 2 more seats.
In addition to retaining its hold in these three states, the BJP has governments in 7 out of 8 states. Yet the Congress, which once held a formidable position in the Northeast, has failed to make a dent in all the three states this year.