Tripura Election: Biplab Deb to be considered as Tripura's CM

Tripura Election: Biplab Deb to be considered as Tripura's CM

BJP general secretary Arun Singh have been deputed by party chief Amit Shah to visit Nagaland.

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

The BJP-IPFT combine scripted history as the combine won 43 seats.

Polling in Charilam (Reserved-Tribal) was deferred to March 12 after CPI-M candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma died a week before the February 18 polls. But when it rises, the colour is always saffron, " the PM said, in a reference to the party's win over Left in its bastion of Tripura.

Finally it fell on BJP to break the stranglehold of CPI (M) in Tripura for the past twenty five years.

The Janata Dal (United), which shares power with the BJP in Bihar, is ahead in one seat.

The election process in the North-eastern state had started on a hard note. The state unit vice-president Subol Bhowmick, however, lost to the Left.

Tripura witnessed an unprecedented direct fight between the Left and the Right for its 60-member assembly.

Asked if he feels that the party has now entered its golden era, he suggested that such an assertion can be considered only after it rules these states as well. This rose to 14.4% in 2018, with victory on 10 seats. Six of its MLAs had deserted the party in 2016 and switched over to Trinamool Congress and subsequently joined the BJP past year. "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".

"I do not know why they did not protest EVM tampering".

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Kolkata: Downplaying the BJP's victory in Tripura, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the BJP will never win West Bengal and Odisha, and dubbed it as "a cockroach dreaming of becoming a peacock by putting on its feathers".

He said that he was confident that the party would live up to the expectations of the people of Tripura.

Modi said that the BJP government had regularly sent to the region Ministerial delegations.

Yechury warned the people of Tripura that there would be unfavourable ramifications due to the use of money in elections. The BJP is already in power in Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.

Saturday was not the first time when the Prime Minister had stopped his speech for Azaan.

"This is a significant day in India's politics because the BJP has uprooted the 25-year regime of the Left".

In West Bengal, a total of 30% of the votes belong to the minority community and in nearly 64 of the 295 Assembly constituencies, Muslims are in a majority, while in 76 other Assembly constituencies, minority voters play a major role in deciding the fate of a political party. "This is CPI (M)'s defeat, not BJP's victory", she added. Further, the people were looking for a change with Congress, the main opposition in Tripura, failing them because of the partys corruption, bankruptcy and self-seeking leadership.

The party had barely any presence on the ground - in terms of campaign visibility and voter support - both being embarrassingly minimal. However, NPF leader and Chief Minister TR Zeliang has invited the BJP to form the government with the party.

Results of 42 seats of the 60-member House had been declared. Of the remaining two seats, the JDU has won Satakha - one of the 13 seats it contested.

On Friday, the Naga People's Front had moved Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya declaring it had a pre-poll agreement with the JDU and the Nationalist People's Party. "We are continuing with the alliance". "Yechury was right. I hope Kerala leaders will open their eyes at least for now", he said.