Rahul Gandhi alleged that the BJP is "obsessed" with "grabbing" power and has shown "utter disregard" to the mandate of people in the state.
The 48-year-old managed to break the entire top leadership of the Trinamool Congress and the Congress to bring them into the BJP fold as well as build an Assam-style alliance with IPFT
Sangma has keen interest in music and has also organised number of musical events in the north-eastern Region.
NPP president Conrad Sangma met Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad this evening and staked claim to form the government in the state with the support of 34 MLAs in the 60-member Assembly.
The BJP has emerged as a strong party in the North-East region by putting up a spectacular show in the Assembly Elections
Acche Din for North-East? The BJP has emerged as a strong party in the North-East region by putting up a spectacular show in the Assembly Elections
The BJP's exemplary performance in Tripura reflects the mood of the people for the 2019 general elections, Ashish Shelar, the party's city unit chief, said today.
Buoyed by BJP's maiden win in Tripura and impressive performance in Nagaland and Meghalaya, party chief Amit Shah today said it is an endorsement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies and a reflection of the future results in Karnataka and the next Lok Sabha elections.
Meghalaya threw up a hung Assembly today with the ruling Congress emerging as the single largest party after winning 21 seats out the 59 that went to polls last month.
The results of the Assembly elections in the three northeastern states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya have given a clear indication that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will return to power after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said today.
The BJP registered a landslide victory in Tripura today, putting an end to the 25-year long tenure of incumbent chief minister Manik Sarkar.
The saffron party was leading in 30 seats and the IPFT was ahead in five seats. The CPI(M) won one seat and was leading in 17 seats. Chief Minister Manik Sarkar was ahead in Dhanpur seat while the BJP state president Biplab Kumar Deb was leading in Banamlipur.
After the impressive performance of the BJP and its allies in Tripura and Nagaland assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said people are reposing faith in the development oriented agenda of the NDA while rejecting negative and disconnected politics.
Here is a quick look at the journey of Congress' Mukul Sangma.
The BJP and its ally Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) had surged ahead and established a lead in 39 constituencies, according to Election Commission sources here.
The Congress could not establish a lead in any of the constituencies.
Sarma was in the Congress for nearly two decades and a minister in the then Tarun Gogoi-led Congress governments for nearly 15 years before joining the BJP in 2015.
Outgoing Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar can take shelter in West Bengal, Kerala, or Bangaladesh, says Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Meghalaya Home minister and Congress candidate H Donkupar R Lyngdoh lost to Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) contestant Samlin Malngiang by 622 votes. Polling for 59 seats of the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly was held on February 27.
In Nagaland, the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) was ahead in 15 constituencies.
Meghalaya Chief Minister and Congress candidate Mukul Sangma wins from both Ampati and Songsak constituencies, EC sources said.
With election trends projecting that the Congress could emerge as the single-largest party in Meghalaya, the party today rushed two senior leaders to the northeastern state to explore possibilities of forming a government.
The ruling Congress is leading in 21 seats followed by the National People's Party (NPP) in 14 as trends are available for 53 seats in the Meghlaya Assembly elections.
The CPI(M)-led Left Front was trailing the BJP and its ally in Tripura with early trends from 40 seats indicating that the Left was ahead in 17 seats while the saffron party was leading in 23 constituencies, according to Election Commission sources.