Assembly Election 2023 Results Live Updates, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland: As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies retained Tripura and Nagaland, and the ruling National People’s Party seeks support for a majority in Meghalaya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people of the northeast states for the winning mandate and congratulated party workers on their efforts.
A little over an hour after the counting began, the BJP and its allies have surged ahead in Tripura and Nagaland, where they now hold the lead in 39 and 49 seats, respectively. Meanwhile, as anticipated, there is a close contest in Meghalaya. According to NDTV, the NPP is currently in the lead in 22 seats, followed by the TMC in 11 and the BJP in 9. However, these are preliminary estimates, and the numbers will likely change as the counting continues.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed party workers at the BJP headquarters during the party's victory celebrations, stating, "Today's results demonstrate complete faith in democracy and democratic institutions."
With seven of its candidates winning in Thursday's Assembly elections, the Nationalist Congress Party, led by Sharad Pawar, has become the largest opposition party in Nagaland and is poised to become the leader of the opposition in the House.
“This is the result of our hard work in northeast India over the past 10 years. I had travelled across Nagaland for the past four months and especially concentrated on the state’s eastern parts. The people of Nagaland have entrusted us with their votes and we will be holding a meeting of our legislative party within two days to decide on the leader of the Opposition,” said Narendra Verma, the NCP general secretary for the Northeast.
On Thursday, officials reported that Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma will meet with state governor Phagu Chauhan on Friday morning to stake his claim to form the next government. The official stated that Sangma, who is also the president of the ruling NPP, will go to Raj Bhawan on Friday at 11:30 am to meet with the governor and inform him of the assembly election results.
Three-time Meghalaya Legislative Assembly member Conrad Sangma's National People's Party candidate James Sangma has been defeated by 18 votes.
James Sangma, the older brother of chief minister Conrad Sangma, was defeated by Rupa Marak of the TMC in the Dadenggre constituency. James, a political heavyweight, held several critical positions in the NPP-led government, including home, law, and power.
Hekhani Jakhalu of the NDPP obtains the Dimapur-III seat with 1,536 votes. Jakhalu is the first woman to be elected to the Nagaland assembly after this victory.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) opened its account in Meghalaya by capturing the Rajabala seat. Mizanur Rahman Kazi of the TMC defeated Abdus Saleh of the NPP in a close contest. The victory margin for Kazi was only 10 votes.
Neiphiu Rio, chief minister of Nagaland and leader of the NDPP, has won the Northern Angami-II seat. He has defeated the leader of the Congress, Seyievilie Sachu. While Rio received 15,646 votes, his opponent received only 1,078 ballots. Y Patton, the nominee of the BJP and the deputy chief minister of Nagaland, has a lead of over 7,000 ballots in the Tyui seat.
The ruling National People's Party (NPP) in Meghalaya has won two seats and is in the lead in 21 other constituencies, the Election Commission announced Thursday as vote tabulation was underway for assembly elections. The United Democratic Party (UDP) leads in nine constituencies, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) each lead in five. In four seats each, the Congress and the Voice of the People Party (VPP) are in the lead.
In the sixteenth round of vote tallying, BJP candidate Ashwini Jagtap is in the lead with 57,209 votes, followed by NCP candidate Nana Kate and independent candidate Rahul Kalate with 46,721 and 18,319 votes, respectively.
Sniawbhaland Dhar of the NPP has won in Nartiang, defeating Emlang Laloo of the Congress by a margin of 2,123 ballots.
Beginning around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, the counting process for the Chinchwad and Kasba Peth assembly seat began with the postal ballot. The three candidates competing for the Chinchwad seat are Ashwini Jagtap of the BJP, Nana Kate of the NCP, and independent candidate Rahul Kalate. In contrast, the leading candidates in Kasba Peth are Hemant Rasane of the BJP and Ravindra Dhangekar of the MVA.
There will be a total of 37 rounds of counting, with the final result being announced after 14 rounds.
Ashwini Jagtap of the BJP leads after the fourth round with 13,880 votes, followed by Nana Kate and Rahul Kalate with 11,451 and 4,593 votes, respectively. Ravindra Dhangekar of the Congress received 14,891 votes in Kasba Peth, while Hemant Rasane of the BJP received 14,381.
The BJP is currently ahead in 31 seats, which is also the state's magic number. Observe whether the trends persist or not.
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