I bow to every BJP Karyakarta for working assiduously on the ground for years’.
Deb said the people of Tripura favourably responded to the BJP’s call to root out the CPI-M Government, which has been ruling the state for more than two decades.
The saffron party and the NDPP had contested in 20 and 40 seats respectively. It has secured 43 per cent vote share, which was less than two per cent votes in the 2013 Assembly election in the state. BJP candidate Sanbor Shullai bags South Shillong seat by defeating his nearest Congress heavyweight rival Manas Choudhuri. Polling in Williamnagar constituency was countermanded following the death of NCP candidate in an IED blast.
The race for government formation has already heated up.
Going by its track record, the BJP might even try to lure MLAs in Meghalaya to form the government, as it did in Goa and Manipur. The BJP is expecting victory in Karnataka and will now fight polls there with increased confidence to get a big win, he said.
Sarma was in the Congress for almost two decades and a minister in the then Tarun Gogoi-led Congress governments for almost 15 years before joining the BJP in 2015.
However, it appears to be Advantage BJP. There could also be political realignment at the national level with the BJP attracting new allies. “Our party still feels that a broader secular democratic platform is needed to resist the onslaught of the BJP and the Parivar and that state-specific anti-BJP electoral tactics should be worked out”. “People are fed up with the corrupt Congress government and looking for a change”, PTI quoted Sangma as saying. So the larger picture is this: BJP may assume power in two of the three northeastern states, while the jury is still out on the third.
Accepting the Tripura mandate, Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday charged the BJP with using money and muscle power to win the state assembly elections.
There was a heavy rush of nominees to file the nomination papers on the last day, February 7, and finally after scrutiny and withdrawal, 227 candidates were in the fray for the state polls.
The Congress had it’s best ever performance in 2013. Reports are coming that the results in Tripura are perhaps the most remarkable where the Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to form the government.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was admitted to the Apollo Hospital here for a routine medical check-up and would be discharged tomorrow, the hospital said today.