Assembly poll results: BJP enters Northeast with a bang

Assembly poll results: BJP enters Northeast with a bang

Assembly poll results: BJP enters Northeast with a bang

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many other Union ministers are likely to attend the oath-taking ceremony. Since 2014 Lok Sabha results #BJP has lost Assembly segments in over 50 Lok Sabha Seats & has won only about 2 LS seats.

The BJP has smashed the Left citadel in Tripura and conquered wide swathes of the Northeast that was once considered a frontier forever out of its reach. The CPI-M had won 49 of the 55 seats it contested while the Congress managed to win 10 out of 48 seats it contested.

Senior party leaders Nitin Gandkari and Jual Oram have been appointed as election prabharis to decide the party's chief ministerial candidate which will thereafter be forwarded to its parliamentary committee.

The Karat camp did not agree, with some members holding that along with anti-incumbency, the erosion of the Congress helped the BJP. In Nagaland, two exit polls said the BJP-NDPP alliance will have an edge over the ruling Naga People's Front. He said that as the Left parties-which ruled West Bengal and Tripura-were also "weak", a tactical move with secular forces was necessary.

Sitting pretty for 25 years in power, the Left miscalculated the BJP's strength. The Congress fielded candidates for all 59 constituencies but one of its candidates withdrew his nomination and joined the BJP.

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The party captured 23 seats on its own while its alliance partner the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) bagged 7 seats, giving the combine a majority in the House, according to Election Commision (EC) sources. The CPI (M) won 16 seats and the Congress none. The people of the state had seen his governance from 2008 to 2013, during which many BJP ministers were also sent to jail on corruption charges, the party leader said.

"Our government has resolved to work in such a way that no part of the country and no group feels alienated and we have proved this by working towards it", he said.

Accepting the People's mandate, HSPDP supremo Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit said the regional alliance will take a decision when it meets.

Some party insiders admitted that the morale of the party, boosted after the recent victories in bye-elections in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and its performance in Gujarat Assembly elections, had been badly dented after the Northeast results.

Earlier in the day, the electoral alliance of National People's Party, Bharatiya Janata Party and United Democratic Front on Sunday claimed to form the next government in the Meghalaya.

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