NE Verdict: BJP leads in Tripura & Nagaland, NPP ahead in Meghalaya

New Delhi: Early trends of the counting process show that the BJP is showing up the lead in Tripura and Nagaland. But in Meghalaya, the NPP is ahead of all other parties.


The ruling BJP-IPFT alliance in Tripura was ahead of the opposition Left-Congress. The BJP-IPFT alliance was ahead in 25-36 seats, while the Left-Congress alliance was leading in 11-23 seats.

The Tipra Motha, led by a scion of the erstwhile royal family Pradyot Debbarma, was also leading in 8-12 seats.

The counting of votes continues for 60 seats in Tripura at 21 places. There will be around five to eight rounds of counting.


The ruling NDPP-BJP alliance seems to be on its way to grab power in Nagaland. NDPP-BJP was ahead in more than 40 seats while the NPF had taken an early lead in six seats.

The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) and BJP had a pre-poll alliance and contested the elections on a 40:20 seat-sharing basis.

The counting of votes continues for 59 assembly seats in Nagaland.


The ruling NPP in Meghalaya was leading in three seats each, while the opposition TMC was ahead in two.

The GNC and the United Democratic Party (UDP) were also ahead in one seat each.

Counting of votes began in Meghalaya at 8 am in 13 counting centers on Thursday amid tight security. Polling was held in 59 of the 60 assembly constituencies of the state on February 27. Polling in Sohiong seat was adjourned due to the death of a candidate.

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