【Bengaluru/New Delhi】The BJP on March 3 wrested Tripura, the Left bastion, and received an invitation to be part of the government in Nagaland, while Meghalaya elected a hung Assembly.
Twenty five years of Left Front rule in Tripura collapsed in spectacular fashion Saturday when the BJP and its ally, Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura, stormed the communist citadel to secure what appeared to be a two-thirds majority in the 60-member House.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the people of the Northeast have rejected the "politics of hate" by "unanimously" voting the BJP to power, while addressing a youth convention in Tumakuru, Karnataka via video-conferencing,
With the BJP toppling the Left in Tripura and likely to be a part of ruling alliances in Nagaland and Meghalaya, the party is set to lead or be a partner in 21 of India's 31 state governments, underlining a saffron dominance of the national political map like no other time. What is more telling is that the main Opposition party, the Congress, is in power in only four states - its lowest-ever tally - and that include Mizoram and Puducherry.
The timing of its unprecedented performance in states of Tripura, where it will form its maiden government, and Nagaland, where it has for the first time won 12 seats, has also come handy for it at a time when Opposition parties have sought to corner it over a host of issues, including banking scams and perceived farm crisis.
West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said the party will effect a change in Bengal, much like it did in Tripura. "When some BJP supporters were killed in Tripura, people changed the mandate in that state. Nepotism, corruption and political violence are rampant in this state, and there is no place for violence in politics," he told a press conference on March 4.
Hailing the BJP's performance in recently-held elections in three northeastern states, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today also said the party will register victory in poll-bound Karnataka as well.
○BJP may ally with NPF to form govt in Nagaland: Rijiju
【New Delhi/Kohima】The BJP will form the next government in Nagaland with the help of other parties, Union minister and BJP in-charge for the state Kiren Rijiju said on March 3, indicating that the party’s erstwhile ally the Naga People's Front (NPF) may align with it.
Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya gave time to the Naga People’s Front (NPF) and the Bharatiya Janata Party-Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party formations to prove their majority as both staked claim to form the government. The BJP and its pre-poll ally in Nagaland, the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), on Sunday exuded confidence that they would be able to form a stable government in the state as the numbers were on their side.
○Congress leaders meet Meghalaya Governor, stake claim to form govt
【Shillong】After emerging as the single largest party in Meghalaya, the Congress staked a claim to form a government in the state at a meeting with Governor Ganga Prasad, officials and party leaders said on March 4.
A delegation of three Congress leaders -- Kamal Nath, Ahmed Patel and CP Joshi -- met the governor at 7 pm last night, they said.
On the other hand, upsetting the Congress's plans to form the government in Meghalaya, the non-Congress parties have come together to stake claim and will meet the Governor on Sunday evening. The National People's Party (NPP) chief Conrad Sangma is likely to be the chief ministerial candidate for the alliance.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kiren Rijiju met the United Democratic Party (UDP) president Donkupar Roy at his residence on March 4 to discuss the formation of a non-Congress government in Meghalaya, under the leadership of the NPP, which secured the second position in the state assembly polls with 19 seats
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