Three north eastern states – Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura are gearing up for assembly elections at the end of February this year. BJP is seeing the polls as a chance to expand its base in these states.
Tripura has Left parties Government headed by Manik Sarkar. Naga People’s Front (NPF) is in the power in Nagaland and BJP has tied up with a new party National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) which is headed by Three times CM and MP from Nagaland – Neiphiu Rio.
National People’s Party (NPP) head by Conrad Sangma, son of founder of the party, ex LS Speaker P.A. Sangma is a partner in NEDA with BJP but like Maipur Assembly polls, it is contesting separately without Alliance to oust the Congress regime in the state which is headed by Mukul Sangama.
In Nagaland, Election commission has declared the result for one seat though. On Monday, former Chief Minister and CM nominee of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party and BJP alliance Neiphiu Rio was declared ‘Elected Unopposed’ from the Northern Angami II Constituency. Only opponent (Rio’s Brother in law) on that seat from NPF withdrew his nominations.
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