The counting of votes for Assembly elections in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya is underway amid tight security. As per the trends available, the BJP-IPFT alliance is heading towards victory in Tripura, while the ruling NDPP-BJP combine is set to retain power in Nagaland. Meghalaya is heading towards a hung Assembly with the ruling NPP emerging as the single largest party.
In Tripura, trends are available for all 60 seats. The ruling BJP-IPFT combine is leading in 34, the CPM-Congress alliance in 14 and TIPRA MOTHA in 12 seats. Chief Minister and BJP candidate Dr. Manik Saha is leading in town Bardowali constituency.
In Nagaland, trends are available for all 60 seats. The ruling NDPP-BJP combine is leading on 39 seats, while Naga People’s Front (NPF) is leading on 1, while others are leading at 20 seats. BJP candidate Kazheto Kinimi has already won from the Akuluto constituency unopposed. In the Tuensang Sadar-I constituency, BJP candidate P. Bashangmongba Chang has defeated his nearest rival and NCP candidate Toyang Chang by a margin of 5,644 votes. In Tuensang Sadar-II, Imtichoba of RPI(Athawale) has been declared elected. In the Noksen constituency, Y Lima Onen Chang of RPI ( Athawale) defeated H Chuba Chang of NDPP by a margin of 188 votes. In Shamator Chessore, S Keoshu Yimchunger of NDPP defeated R Tohanba of Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) by a margin of 2,295 votes. Incumbent Chief Minister and NDPP candidate Neiphiu Rio is leading from the Northern Angami-II assembly constituency.
In Meghalaya, trends are available for 59 seats out of 59, polling for which was held on the 27th of last month. Ruling National People’s Party (NPP) is leading on 26 seats, while BJP is leading in 3, Congress in 5 seats, United Democratic Party (UDP) on 10 and Others in 15 seats.