Agartala/Kohima/Shillong: The BJP has continued its march to saffronise the North-East and won a majority in Tripura and also in Nagaland, along with its alliance partner the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP).
The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has been in power in Nagaland in alliance with the BJP. During this general election this time, the BJP had parted ways with NPF and the BJP entered into an alliance with NDPP..
BJP is all set to form the new government in Tripura along with its alliance partner the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), which has come a close third after the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Meghalaya, the third North eastern State that went to polls, has thrown up a hung Assembly. Here the regional National People’s Party gave the Congress a tough fight. In the present scenario, when there is no clear victor in Meghalaya, the NPP, along with like-minded parties appears to be the front runner to form the next government. The BJP will be doing everything to help concoct a ruling alliance in order to form a non-Congress Govenrment in that State. The Congress will also not be leaving a single stone unturned to stitch a ruling alliance.
Desribing today’s verdict as Journey from ‘Shunya’ to ‘Shikhar’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this has been made possible by solid devevelopment agenda and strength of the BJP organisation.
In Hyderabad, CPI general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy said that the poll outcome in Tripura, a state that has been a Communist dominated territory for the last 25 years as “bad”.