BJP-led NDA swept through Nagaland and Tripura, retaining the former and ending the 25-year-old rule of the left in the latter, elections in Meghalaya resulted in a hung assembly with the BJP likely to take power despite its low numbers.
The Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies comfortably won Tripura, storming into the Left’s Northeast bastion with a vote share of over 40 per cent.
In Nagaland too the BJP is expected to be a part of the government. The saffron party will likely form a government in Kohima with its alliance partner the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party.
It is in Meghalaya where the situation will be interesting over the next two days. The state is heading towards a hung Assembly with the Congress and its allies and the BJP and its partners poised to get 21 seats each.
In Tripura, the Bharatiya Janata Party rose from 1.5 per cent vote share in the last Assembly election. The party has topped nearly 43 per cent vote share and snatched the state from the hands of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).