Northeast Assembly poll 2018 results: BJP captures power in Tripura and Nagaland

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The assessment that the CPM could benefit from the BJP's decision to align with Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) also went awry as the results show.

Meanwhile, sources said that, UDP and PDF would likely to extend support the NPP to form government.

Hailing the election mandate in the northeast, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the people of the country have "no respect for negative and disruptive politics" and have reposed their faith in the NDA's positive and development-oriented agenda.

"The BJP's vote share in the state has shot up to 40 percent from a mere 2.1 percent in 2013", she said.

Despite a hopeful BJP wave in favour of former Sericulture Director Bakul Hajong, Chief Minister held his ground cruising through with a mammoth 8104 votes. "We hope that they will join us", Pala said.

The Prime Minister also congratulated the party workers of Tripura for their victory in the assembly election, saying that a team of young BJP candidate, who was scared of rejection, managed to win people's confidence.

An MLA from the Janata Dal (United) and another independent sent letters supporting the NDPP-BJP alliance, meaning the alliance would have 31 seats in the 60-strong Assembly, reported the Scroll news.

To give Congress an upper hand, senior party leaders Kamal Nath and Ahmed Patel rushed to the state capital Shillong on Saturday, moments after the verdict threw in a stalemate. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju was quoted as telling the media that the BJP would not shy away from courting its former partner (NPF) if the BJP-NDPP alliance failed to reach the halfway mark.

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As of now, chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who won from the two seats he contested, is keeping his cards close to his chest with regard to the Congress forming the government.

The RSSs ‘pracharak Sunil Deodhar had been appointed as ‘pravari, followed by the installation of young Biplab Deb as BJP State party chief.

"We have not parted with the alliance".

"There is no anti-BJP force other than the Left in Tripura".

The BJP won nine seats and was leading in two.

The Congress had sent its top guns to Meghalaya to explore possibilities of government formation after its losses in two other northeastern states of Tripura and Nagaland. Parties in the state don't get along and there have been 23 governments since the state was carved out 46 years ago.

Guwahati: In what may be another reason for the BJP to rejoice after Tripura victory, the saffron party has emerged as the king maker by not only succeeded in making its presence felt in Nagaland but also registered victory in 11 seats in the Christian-dominated state.

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