Like Manipur, Goa, BJP usurped power through proxy in Meghalaya: Rahul

Like Manipur, Goa, BJP usurped power through proxy in Meghalaya: Rahul

The NPP came second with 19 seats in its kitty.

Polls in 59 seats, out of the total 60, were held on February 18. Its trouncing of the long-entrenched CPI (M) in Tripura is, indeed, the most remarkable feat of the recent elections.

There were speculations have NPF may get support from Congress but the grand old party has failed to win/lead even a single seat.

The IPFT had forged an alliance with the BJP before the elections on the basis of a common minimum agenda, which included formation of a high-power committee with representations from the central and state governments and the indigenous community to address the problems of the tribals.

Its ally IPFT, which fielded candidates in nine seats, got almost 8 per cent votes. Since 2014 Lok Sabha results #BJP has lost Assembly segments in over 50 Lok Sabha Seats & has won only about 2 LS seats. Polling was countermanded in one seat due to the death of a CPI (M) candidate. Congress won a majority and formed the government in 2008. Its vote share is likely to dip to slightly over two per cent, the EC source said.

The Prime Minister further training guns at other political parties by accusing them of harming the BJP workers, when they were not able to fight with them.

BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said, the pre-poll allies have got a "near simple majority" in the 60-member assembly. In 2013, it had 1.54% votes and no seats. From promising to fulfil the demand of these two groups for OBC status, to raising the non-implementation of 7th pay Commission in a state where a large populace is into government jobs, and tying up with IPFT to woo the tribals, he knew what will pay electoral dividends. The BJP has been riding a wave of rising Hindu nationalism in the country.

He alleged that 11 officials of the BJP were murdered allegedly by the goons of the CPM.

Mizoram is among the four remaining states in India ruled by the Congress.

With Saturday's victory, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will gain control over five of the seven northeastern states reshaping the political landscape of the region bordering Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh. It all started previous year as BJP wrested power from Congress bastions - Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.

The ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) also secured 27 seats, running neck and neck with the BJP-NDPP combine.

With the BJP set to form governments in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya, the Congress on Monday voiced concern that the ruling party's quest to assume power at any cost" and "by any means' raised apprehension of destabilising the North Eastern region.

"I have already been given a bigger responsibility, the party's state presidentship, which I have been fulfilling to the best of my ability", he said. "We are confident of forming the new government", the senior Congress leader said.

He claimed that the NPF has passed a resolution stating that they want to continue the alliance with the BJP.

He also said that the "people of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura have spoken!" I thank the people...

He also said that the party's victory in Tripura was not an ordinary victory but a win for democracy over brute force and intimidation.

"Election analysts in India will have to understand the journey from No one to One, shunya se shikhar tak". However, at the national level, BJP's victory in Tripura has pushed the Left deeper into its existential crisis. Today peace and non-violence has prevailed over fear. "It used to be known as a party of the Hindi belt but that has changed now", party president Amit Shah said.

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