How BJP took down Manik 'Sarkar' in Tripura

Assembly election in Meghalaya

Tripura Conquered, Amit Shah Says BJP's Golden Period Will Begin Post Wins in Odisha, Bengal, Kerala

The NFP, which has been in power in the state since 2003 except for a three-month-long break during the President's Rule in 2008, is ahead in four seats.

Mr Shah also announced that the BJP and its ally now rule 21 states and replied to a question that the party will attain its "golden period" when it forms government in Kerala, West Bengal and Odisha. "I applaud the tireless work of the local BJP unit".

After hectic campaigning, the fruits of the same has been borne as BJP-IPFT alliance have reached the magic number mar of 30. It managed to win 25 seats, according to the results the Election Commission declared on Saturday.

The credit for the rise of National People's Party (NPP) from an insignificant contender winning just two seats in 2013 to a major challenger to ruling Congress, goes to Conrad Sangma.

The tally of NDDP+BJP and NPF+NPP is 29. A CPM source said that the Opposition's effort to unite and pose a credible challenge to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance in 2019 elections is bound to be weakened. "BJP and allies share more than 50 per cent of popular votes".

JD (U) candidate G. Kaito Aye from 36-Satakha and independent candidate from 24-Angetyongpang A/C, Tongpang Ozukum, have extended their support to the NDPP-BJP alliance. With this, the NDPP-BJP alliance has crossed the magic number.

Saffron is new alternative to ruling Trinamul Congress, says state BJP chief Ghosh.

The Union Ministers and senior BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari and Jual Oram will be BJP observers to oversee the process of election of new legislative wing leader for the saffron party.

For a celebration seen to be inextricably linked to Hindutva, the end result in Tripura coupled with improved efficiency in Christian-majority Nagaland and Meghalaya has come as a morale-booster.

On the party's plans for Meghalaya, Shah said, "The mandate is against Congress".

"Time and again, election after election, the people of India are reposing their faith in the positive and development oriented agenda of the NDA", Modi tweeted.

Banerjee clarified she had proposed seat-sharing agreement with the Congress and other hill parties in Tripura to keep the BJP at bay.

While Tripura gave a clear result, the verdicts in Meghalaya and Nagaland were fractured. Leaders of the Congress party are now lodged in Pine Wood hotel, Shillong to decide their future course of action.

"Both states have one fact in common: the left (communist) rule for decades that had made the cadres apathetic and nearly bourgeois in their approach to government and politics", said Seema Mustafa, a political analyst who runs the Centre for Policy Analysis think-tank in New Delhi. This state is living the legacy of former Lok Sabha Speaker who had first rebelled in the Congress and finally revolted in the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) as well-the late Purno Agitok Sangma.

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