Counting of votes has begun at 8 am in the three northeast states – Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura. The results of the important-stakes assembly elections in the three states will be known later today. The BJP is looking to take all the three northeast states, confident of its completion after its two successive victories in Assam and Manipur in the last two years. Tripura has a Left Front government under Chief Minister Manik Sarkar; the Congress led by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma is in power in Meghalaya, and in Nagaland, the Naga People’s Front is working with BJP’s support. But all these could switch today, depending on which party gets the most public support to form the government in the three states. Some of the main candidates to watch for are Mukul Sangma (Meghalaya), Biplab Kumar Deb (Tripura), Agatha Sangma (Meghalaya), Manik Sarkar (Tripura), Neiphiu Rio (Nagaland), and TR Zeliang (Nagaland).
|State and Parties||Tripura BJP+ 15||Meghalaya NPP 15||Nagaland BJP+ 12|
|1||Left 5||Congress 13||NPF+ 9|
|2||Congress o||BJP 1||Congress 0|
|3||Others 0||UDP+ 6||Others 1|
|4||Awaited 0||Others 5||Awaited 0|
Here is the Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland Live Election Results
2:55 pm- Central Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said–“Entire Northeast is now with BJP, A CPM leader targeted Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). “We have already complained. The Election Commission is answerable,” said CPM leader Suneet Chopra. Biplab Kumar Dev, a 48-year-old former gym instructor, is emerging as the BJP’s top pick for chief minister.
— ANI (@ANI) March 3, 2018
Thanking the people of Nagaland for supporting @BJP4Nagaland @BJP4India . The faith reposed in the leadership of @AmitShah and the #SabkaSaathSabkaVikas of @PMOIndia @narendramodi will ensure #NewIndia. Good coordinating effort by Prabhari of @BJP4Nagaland @KirenRijiju
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) March 3, 2018
— Sushil Kumar Modi (@SushilModi) March 3, 2018
Thankful to the People of Tripura for trusting @BJP4Tripura
Congratulations to PM Shri @narendramodi ji and our President Shri @AmitShah ji. Kudos to our man of the match Shri @Sunil_Deodhar ji for his relentless efforts in bringing this day into reality.#TripuraElection2018
— Poonam Mahajan (@poonam_mahajan) March 3, 2018
1:15 pm- Congress wins 6 seats in the Meghalaya, and leading on 17 seats of Meghalaya. In Tripura, BJP is leading on 40 seats and till 1 pm they win only one seat in Tripura.
12:55 pm- Meghalaya Chief Minister and Congress candidate Mukul Sangma win from both Ampati and Songsok constituencies, Election Commission sources say.
12:30 pm- The BJP is set to end the two-decade run of the CPM’s Manik Sarkar as Tripura Chief Minister. The party and its new regional partner Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party have also pulled ahead in Nagaland and will form the government if they hold on to current leads. In Meghalaya, the ruling Congress is leading but could fall short of a majority and is scrambling to try and ensure that the BJP does not manage to gather regional allies for a post-poll alliance to form the government.
11:40 am- Radhika Khera, Congress said, “We will retain Meghalaya. Development politics will win, divisive politics of the BJP will lose.”
11:20 am- First time in Tripura, when BJP is getting 2/3 voting percent in the leftist region. BJP is now leading on 39 seats, while CPM is stipped only on 20 seats. On the other side, Congress is leading on 23 seats of Meghalaya, they are just 8 seats away from presenting the challenge of government.
11:06 am- “It will be a landslide victory. After one hour it will prove to be a tsunami. We will form the government with the two-thirds majority.”
10:55 am- This is the full list of candidates and constituency where they are leading and trailing.
|Asharambari||Mevar K Jamatia||IPFT||Gains|
|Kalyanpur -Pramodenagar||Pinaki Das Choudhary||BJP||Gains|
|Bagma||Ram P Jamatia||BJP||Gains|
|Radhakishorepur||Pranjit S Roy||BJP||Gains|
|Matarbari||Madhab C Saha||CPM||Holds|
|Kakraban-Salgarah||Ratan Kumar Bhowmick||CPM||Holds|
|Jolaibari||Ankya M Chaudhuri||BJP||Gains|
|Karbook||Burba M Tripura||BJP||Gains|
|Raima Valley||Lalit M Tripura||CPM||Holds|
|Kamalpur||Manoj K Deb||BJP||Gains|
|Karamchhara||Diba Chandra Hrangkhawl||BJP||Gains|
|Chhawmanu||Sambhu L Chakma||BJP||Gains|
|Jubarajnagar||Ramendra C Debnath||CPM||Holds|
|Panisagar||Binay Bhushan Das||BJP||Gains|
|Kanchanpur||Prem K Reang||IPFT||Gains|
|Mohanpur||Ratan Lal Nath||BJP||Gains|
|Barjala||Dilip Kumar Das||BJP||Gains|
|Agartala||Sudip Roy Barman||BJP||Gains|
|Town Bordowali||Ashish Kumar Saha||BJP||Gains|
|Mandaibazar||Dhirendra Deb Barma||IPFT||Gains|
|Takarjala||N C Debbarma||IPFT||Gains|
|Pratapgarh||Rebati Mohan Das||BJP||Gains|
|Kamalasagar||Narayan C Chowdhuri||CPM||Holds|
|Golaghati||Birendra K Debbarma||BJP||Gains|
|Suryamaninagar||Ram Prasad Paul||BJP||Gains|
|Nalchar||Subash C Das||BJP||Gains|
10:45 pm- BJP Home Affairs MoS Kiren Rijiju has said that the BJP, UDP and NPP will together form the government in Meghalaya.
10:30 pm- Nagaland CM TR Zeliang of the Naga People’s Front leading NDPP’s Iherie Ndang by 954 votes in Peren seat
9:46 pm- Meghalaya Results 2013 Congress 29 UDP 8 HSPDP 4 NPP 2 GNC 1 Independents 13 NESDP 1 NCP 2 BJP 0
9:45 pm- Nagaland 2013 assembly election results, NPF 38, Congress 8, Independent 8, NCP 4, JD(United) 1 BJP 1
9:33 pm- In Meghalaya, chief minister Mukul Sangma, Agatha Sangma and James Sangma are leading from their constituencies. BJP’s Donkupar Roy is ahead in Shella and Alexander Laloo Hek, a former member of the Congress who then shifted to BJP, is leading in Pynthorumkhrah
9:20 pm- now the states are Left are four seats away from to make the government in Tripura again.
9:10 pm- The BJP and the ruling party CPM are neck and neck in very early rounds of counting of votes in Tripura; the BJP hopes to end the two-decade run of the Left party’s Manik Sarkar as chief minister. Now he is leading in 26+ in this CPM ruling state. We can see a perfect opposition here.
9:00 pm- Manik Sarkar is leading on his ruling state, Congress and NPP are a tough contender for each other in Meghalaya, Other is leading on 10, which means a third-front government might be possible. NPPF+ is leading on Nagaland over nine seats.
8:20 pm- Manik Sarkar’s party is leading in 14 seats while BJP is on Number.2. Very Crucial elections for Left parties. In Meghalaya, Congress is leading on four seats, while others are on three seats. NDPP+ is leading on Nagaland.