NEW DELHI:Victory in northeastern states approval of Modi government’s policies, says Amit Shah.
“I thank brothers and sisters of Tripura for their massive support to BJP. This is the victory of PM @narendramodi’s politics of development and his commitment to the welfare of North-Eastern region of India,” tweets the BJP president.
The counting of votes for the Assembly elections in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura is underway amid tight security. In Tripura, early trends suggest that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its alliance partner, Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura, surged ahead of the ruling CPI-M-led Left Front in the counting of votes.
Trends even project that the Congress could emerge as the single-largest party in Meghalaya following which the party has rushed two senior leaders to the northeastern state to explore possibilities of forming a government.
Counting is underway for Tripura Assembly Election 2018. The results today will seal the fate of 297 candidates in fray for 59 of 60 seats in the state assembly. The voting was held on February 18. The term of the state assembly ends on March 14, 2018
The scheduled election in Charilam constituency has been postponed to March 12 after the death of Communist Party of India – Marxist (CPM) candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma.
Meanwhile, BJP president Amit Shah will hold a press conference at 4 pm on Saturday. PM Narendra Modi is also expected to arrive at the party headquarters at 6 pm.
While Tripura went to the polls on February 18, elections in Meghalaya and Nagaland were held on February 27.
“We are happy with the trends so far in Tripura where the BJP looks like forming a government with 40 or more seats (in the 60-member assembly). Go for change was our slogan and the people have accepted our campaign,” Madhav said.
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday called Assembly election results ‘revolutionary’ adding that people in the northeast voted for a change in Tripura and Nagaland.
“We are seeing a revolutionary verdict. It is a historic verdict,” the BJP’s northeast in-charge added.
Madhav said that behind the verdict there was hard work by PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. He added that the prime minister not only addressed four election meetings but also continuously monitored the BJP strategy in Tripura.
In Nagaland, the pre-poll alliance of the BJP and NDPP will get the numbers to form the government, he added.
In Meghalaya, he said, the results appeared to be producing a divided house. “There is a possibility of a non-Congress government in Meghalaya and our effort would be towards that.”
Meanwhile, the BJP parliamentary party is expected to meet in the evening in Delhi to devise its strategy on forming the governments in the three northeast states.
According to the State Election Commission, 25,69,216 electorates were eligible to cast their vote in Tripura Assembly Elections 2018. Of these, 12,65,785 were women. On February 18, Tripura saw 92 per cent voter turnout, setting a new record in the electoral history of India at 3214 polling stations.
In the 60-member Tripura Assembly Elections, a party would need 31 seats to get a clear majority.