Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland Assembly election results 2018: As they happened

Riding the crest of a 'Modi wave', the BJP on Saturday demolished the communist citadel of Tripura, winning a two-third majority with ally IPFT.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 00:48
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Agartala/Kohima/Shillong: The BJP on Saturday demolished the communist citadel of Tripura, winning a two-thirds majority with ally IPFT and ending 25 years of uninterrupted rule of the CPI(M)-led Left Front.

The saffron party, which did not have even a single councillor in all of Tripura, had secured less than two percent votes in the 2013 polls.

In Nagaland, though the BJP-NDPP alliance failed to secure a majority with the state throwing up a hung Assembly, the party's participation in the future government looks certain.

The ruling NPF, which emerged as the single largest party, extended invitation to the BJP join the new dispensation, though the BJP-NDPP combine may be able to form a government with help from smaller parties like NPP, JD(U) and an independent.

Meghalaya too gave a fractured verdict with the ruling Congress as the single largest party with 21 seats, nine short of a simple majority.

All three states have 60-member assemblies but polling was held for 59 seats each due to various reasons.

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Meghalaya Assembly elections Results 2018 updates

Tripura Assembly elections Results 2018 updates

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Janata Dal (United) Nagaland has decided to support the BJP in the formation of a stable govt in Nagaland.

This decision is taken after a serious consideration of the current verdict of the just-declared results of the conducted general election to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly and also to safeguard the interest of the National Democratic Alliance in Delhi, says JD(U) Nagaland.

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We're extremely happy. We contested on 20 seats and have won 11 seats. CPI used goondaism and got rejected by people, we have only used democratic methods to contest this election. Congress is not relevant in Tripura and Nagaland, says BJP's Ram Madhav on Northeast election results.

3 March 2018, 19:10 PM

BJP's polling agent didn't sign on controlling unit, didn't follow procedure and are now demanding re-polling. Met Chief Election Commissioner and he's assured he'll intervene and take action, says Sitaram Yechury on the counting of votes stopped in Manik Sarkar's constituency Dhanpur.

3 March 2018, 18:59 PM

I once again thank the people of Northeast. I do what I say. We will make sure that there is development in the region, says PM Modi.

3 March 2018, 18:57 PM

PM Modi heaps praise on Amit Shah. I have seen him since school days. It gives me immense pleasure to see him achieve such success, says PM.

On the other hand, the stature of the Congress party was never so low. However, the BJP has to be careful, so that the Congress culture does not seep into it, adds PM.

3 March 2018, 18:53 PM

People spreading rumours and confusion were given the best reply democratically, says PM. 

3 March 2018, 18:53 PM

Be it Kerala, Bengal or Karnataka, the way two dozen workers were murdered there. Still, we maintained silence. When we take action they cry vendetta. This isn't vendetta but a step for the betterment of the nation, says PM.

3 March 2018, 18:52 PM

Ministers of the Central government regularly visited the Northeastern states, says PM Modi.

He again talks about BJP workers who were 'killed' in Tripura and other states. 

3 March 2018, 18:49 PM

A common misconception is that you have to be flashy to script a win like this, points out PM Modi.

3 March 2018, 18:48 PM

I do not have the figures but I think the elected team in Tripura is the youngest ever team. Such young candidates successfully won people's confidence, says PM.

3 March 2018, 18:48 PM

There was no celebrity used in this election, this victory has been achieved with limited resources, says PM Modi.

3 March 2018, 18:47 PM

Northeast people always felt that Delhi is far away from them, BJP has brought Delhi to their doorsteps, says PM.

3 March 2018, 18:47 PM

Though I have not made a house, so I don't know much, but in Vastu Shastra, it is said that Northeast of a house is at the centre. Things are organised keeping Northeast in mind. Similarly, our Northeast will lead the country’s development journey, says PM.

3 March 2018, 18:45 PM

I am thankful to the voters of Northeast, It must be difficult to accept new govt and leaving the old rule behind. They must have gone through so much difficulty, so much that their anger vented out through voting, says PM Modi. 

3 March 2018, 18:42 PM

The Northeast has today come forward to lead India on the path to development, emphasises PM Narendra Modi.

3 March 2018, 18:41 PM

Election analysts in India will have to understand the journey from 'no one to one', from zero to peak. When the sun sets it is red in colour and when it rises it is saffron, says PM Modi.

3 March 2018, 18:35 PM

The killings of our workers have been answered by the public of Tripura through their vote, says PM.

This is the strength of a democracy that the poorest of the poor have replied the wound that they received with vote, he adds. 


3 March 2018, 18:35 PM

I was surprised to see the reactions of Left leaders today. They talk about democracy but when they lose, they don't take it well, says PM Modi.

3 March 2018, 18:33 PM

Winning and losing is a part of democracy. If one loses then one should accept defeat with sportsman spirit, says PM.

3 March 2018, 18:32 PM

PM Modi remembers BJP workers who were killed in the Northeastern states. He asks everyone to stand for 2 minutes in silence for the departed souls.

3 March 2018, 18:30 PM

PM Modi begins his speech with Bharat Mata ki Jai chant.

Party workers chant - 'Modi, Modi'.

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PM Modi pauses before beginning his addresses because of Azaan nearby that could be heard at BJP office.  

3 March 2018, 18:23 PM

PM Modi addresses party workers at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

3 March 2018, 18:22 PM

BJP is celebrating its first victory in the new headquarters, says Shah to party workers.

I would like to tell PM Modi that the path he is treading upon, 11 crore members are standing behind him on that path. You go ahead, we will get an even bigger mandate in 2019 General elections, says Amit Shah.

3 March 2018, 18:21 PM

Northeast has accepted PM Narendra Modi's 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' slogan, says Shah. 

3 March 2018, 18:20 PM

This vijay rath of BJP will now go to Karnataka, says BJP president Amit Shah at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

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BJP-IPFT combine wins majority in Tripura by securing 30 seats. Alliance ahead in 13 other seats, says EC.

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Final party position for Meghalaya Assembly election (total seats 59):

Congress 21, NPP 19, UDP 6, PDF 4, BJP 2, HSPDP 2, KHNAM 1, NCP 1 and IND 3.

3 March 2018, 16:43 PM

PM Modi too tweeted a short while ago.

"2018 Tripura election will be remembered as an epoch-making one. What my sisters and brothers of Tripura have done is extraordinary. The historic victory in Tripura is as much an ideological one. It is a win for democracy over brute force and intimidation. Today peace and non-violence has prevailed over fear," he said.

3 March 2018, 16:41 PM

Before addressing the press conference, the BJP president had tweeted:

3 March 2018, 16:31 PM

The BJP's golden period will come when we form governments in Karnataka, West Bengal, Odisha and Kerala, says Amit Shah.

Victory after victory is a positive sign. This has boosted our confidence even more for 2019, he adds.

3 March 2018, 16:28 PM

Even if we don't count Meghalaya, BJP and NDA has governance in 21 states across the nation today. Mandate after mandate has been in the favor of Narendra Modi ji and his government, says Shah.

3 March 2018, 16:25 PM

In Tripura BJP and allies won all 20 tribal seats, Shah emphasises.

3 March 2018, 16:24 PM

Earlier, it was believed that BJP is restricted to the Hindi belt. Today's results have shown that the claim is not true, says Amit Shah. 

3 March 2018, 16:23 PM

It has been proved that Left (parties) is not right for any part of the country. Nobody likes the Left, says Shah. 

3 March 2018, 16:22 PM

Northeast results are an indicator of things to come in 2019, points out BJP chief.  

3 March 2018, 16:21 PM

We will march towards Karnataka, with this massive victory with us, says Shah.

3 March 2018, 16:21 PM

BJP might have a clear majority in Tripura but we will also include other members of our alliance in the cabinet, says Shah.