The BJP leaders informed the governor that Y Patton had been elected the BJP Legislature Party leader in the Assembly.
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
Nagaland Governor P B Acharya said he has asked Neiphiu Rio to submit signatures of all the 32 MLAs supporting him by Monday.
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.
Elections were held in 59 seats in all three states due to different reasons despite them having 60-member assemblies.
Asked whether the BJP and NDPP will be in a position to form the next government without the help of party's erstwhile ally Naga Peoples Front (NPF), which won in 17 seats and was likely to win eight others, Rijiju said, "The NPF has already passed a resolution on alliance with the BJP".
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 and its ally IPFT were close to securing a majority in Tripura having together won 28 seats in the 60-member House.
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.
In the last Assembly election in 2013, Zeliang had won the seat by a margin of 2,636 votes.
Zelinag first became the Chief Minister of Nagaland in May 2014 after the previous DAN alliance leader, Neiphiu Rio, was elected to the Lok Sabha. He stepped down in February 2017 over agitations against the government for the reserving 33 percent of the urban local body seats for women.
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
In Nagaland, the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) was ahead in 15 constituencies.
The BPP-NDPP alliance is leading in 18 seats while the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) in 15, as per trends available for 35 constituencies for the Nagaland Assembly, Election Commission sources said today.
The ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) is leading in 11 seats, closely followed by the BPP-NDPP alliance in 10 seats as per trends available for 25 constituencies for the Nagaland Assembly, Election Commission sources said today.
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.
Both the ruling Naga People's Front and the BPP-NDPP alliance are leading in seven seats as trends are available for 15 constituencies for the Nagaland Assembly, Election Commission sources said today.
The ruling NPF was leading in three seats while the NDPP was leading in two seats as per early trends available for the Nagaland Assembly, Election Commission sources said today.
Around 73 percent voter turnout was reported in the re-polling at 13 polling stations across nine constituencies in Nagaland on Friday, an election department official said.