With Resounding Victory NDA Forms Government In Tripura, Nagaland & Meghalaya

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Tripura, Nagaland & Meghalaya Election Results

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party after registering an emphatic victory successfully retained massive people’s support in the northeastern states, a region where it had very little presence before 2014. With its alliance partners the BJP secured a clear majority in both Tripura and Nagaland and formed the governments. The results in Tripura this time underlined the party’s popular acceptance in the erstwhile Left

bastion that it won for the first time in 2018. In Meghalaya, where the BJP went solo this time, formed the government with National People’s Party (NPP), which emerged as the single-largest party in the state.

Congratulating the people of North-East and lauding the wins that come amid the ongoing G20 presidency of India, PM Shri Narendra Modi said, “These victories reaffirm the deep faith India’s people have in democracy and democratic principles as a panacea for all problems. There was a time when no party other than one could install its flag in the state. But today, we are proud of giving the northeast peace, law and order.”

The elections for Tripura assembly were held on February 16, where 89.95 per cent of the 28.14 lakh voters exercised their franchise. The elections for Nagaland and Meghalaya assemblies were conducted on February 27 and results for all these three states were declared on 02 March, 2023.

The BJP has snatched the victory in Tripura by decimating the combined challenge of the Left-Congress alliance and the newly formed Tipra Motha party. The BJP and

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After the victory, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi thanked the people of Tripura after the victory and said he is proud of all Tripura BJP workers for their spectacular efforts. He said, “Thank you Tripura! This is a vote for progress and stability. @BJP4Tripura will continue to boost the state’s growth trajectory. I am proud of all Tripura BJP Karyakartas for their spectacular efforts at the grassroots.”

the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) with more than 40% votes got a clear majority in the state with 33 seats, BJP 32 and the IPFT 1; in the 60-member house. The Tipra Motha, which contested for the first time, has won 13 seats.

Likewise, the CPI-M, which was the main opposition party since 2018 and ruled the state for 25 years prior to that, could win only 11 seats compared with 16 last times, despite having a pact with the Congress that won only three seats. Similarly, the Trinamool Congress had fielded 28 candidates and campaigned heavily in the run-up to the polls, but did not open its account in Tripura and its vote share (0.88 per cent) came to less than that of those who voted for None-Of-The-Above (NOTA).

In the past, the northeastern states used to struggle with the problems of insurgency, infiltration, bandh, blockade, smuggling, corruption and tension, but after the


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Similarly, BJP National President Shri JP Nadda also congratulated the party’s state unit for their efforts. He said, “Heartiest congratulations to @BJP4Tripura for the impressive victory in the elections. The tireless efforts of our dedicated karyakartas, CM Shri @DrManikSaha2 & BJP State President Shri @Rajib4BJP have been instrumental in this historic win.”

inception of BJP government at the centre in 2014 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave the entire North-East the form of ‘Ashtalakshmi’ and gave it development, connectivity and infrastructure development. Now under the dynamic leadership of Shri Narendra Modi, North-East has become a major hub of IT, industrial development, sports, investment and organic farming.

On one hand, this relentless development work during the last nine years prepared the ground for the growing love and affections of the people towards the BJP and its blend with the charismatic appeal of PM Shri Narendra Modi finally ensured the comfortable win in Tripura and other states for the BJP. However, on the other

hand, the election data reveals that the opposition Congress has been thoroughly wiped-out from the North-East and ceased to be a factor in these parts of the

Swearing-in ceremony in Tripura

Manik Saha takes oath as Tripura CM For Second Time

Leading the BJP-led government in the Northeastern state of Tripura for the second time, Dr. Manik Saha took oath of office as the new Chief Minister of Tripura on March 8, 2023 in Presence of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, BJP National President Shri JP Nadda and Union home minister Shri Amit Shah.

Dr. Saha took oath along with eight others, including a woman and four new faces, at a mammoth gathering at Vivekananda Stadium in Agartala, which also saw the attendance of several Chief Ministers and top leaders from BJP ruled states.

Among those who were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Shri Satyadeo Narain Arya were senior leaders and ministers of the outgoing cabinet, Shri Ratan Lal Nath, Shri Pranajit Singha Roy, Shri Santana Chakma and Shri Sushanta Chowdhury. Four new faces inducted in the cabinet this time include three first-time MLAs, Tinku Roy and Bikas Debbarma of the BJP and Sukla Charan Noatia of ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), besides second-time MLA Sudhangsu Das.

Earlier, Dr. Manik Saha as the Chief Minister was unanimously elceted by all the MLAs of the BJP. Later, Dr. Manik Saha met Tripura Governor and staked claim to form the government in Tripura.

“I am committed to the development of the state without any political consideration. I believe in a democracy people have the right to vote for opposition parties and the co-existence of the ruling party and opposition is the beauty of India, which led to development and prosperity. Under the guidance of Prime Minister Shri Modiji we shall drive Tripura into a model state,” Dr. Saha said after becoming the CM.

Ahead of Dr. Saha’s swearing-in ceremony, PM Shri Narendra Modi held a grand road show in Agartala. The Prime Minister arrived in Agartala from Guwahati just before the oath-taking ceremony.

country. Whereas, the vote share of CPM squished from 42% last time to 24.6% in Tripura. It looks like the end of the road for both the Congress and the Left, which have for long betrayed the poeple in this part of the country.


In Nagaland the BJP which contested 20 seats in alliance with Nationalist

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi also thanked the people of Nagaland. He said, “I thank the people of Nagaland for blessing the @NDPPofficial- @BJP4Nagaland alliance with yet another mandate to serve the state. The double-engine government will keep working for the state’s progress. I laud our party workers for their hard work which ensured this result”.

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BJP National President Shri JP Nadda thanked the people of Nagaland for their support. He tweeted, “Gratitude to the people of Nagaland for their support that led to the victory of the @BJP4India -@NDPPofficial alliance. Hon. PM @narendramodi’s visionary leadership & CM @Neiphiu_Rio’s governance will ensure peace while reaching new heights of progress in the state once more.”

Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) which contested 40 seats, clinched 37 seats. Nagaland voted on February 27 with around 85.79% voter turnout. According to the Election Commission data, BJP has won 12 seats with 18.81 per cent votes, while NDPP bagged 25 seats with 32.2 per cent votes. The Congress bagged 7 seats with around 9 per cent votes.

Swearing-in ceremony in Meghalaya & Nagaland

Conrad Sangma and Neiphiu Rio

take oath as new Chief Ministers

Government formation in Meghalaya and Nagaland was completed on 07 March, 2023 with Shri Conrad Sangma and Shri Neiphiu Rio sworn in as Chief Ministers, respectively, along with other ministers in the presence of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, BJP National President Shri JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah and other senior leaders who attended both the swearing-in ceremonies in Shillong and Kohima.

The first swearing-in of the day was at the Shillong Raj Bhavan where NPP leader

PM attends Oath Taking Ceremony at Kohima, in Nagaland on March 7, 2023.

Shri Conrad Sangma took oath as Meghalaya Chief Minister for a second straight term.

From Shillong, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, BJP National President Shri JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah and other senior leaders flew to Kohima-the capital of Nagaland to attend the swearing-in of Shri Neiphiu Rio headed council of ministers.

Shri Neiphiu Rio was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland for a record fifth term in Kohima on 07 March, 2023. BJP leader Shri Y Patton was also sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister for the second consecutive term, while NDPP leader Shri TR Zeliang also joined him in the same position.

Noteworthy, the NDPP and the BJP were the only formal pre-poll alliance partners and had contested 40 and 20 seats, respectively. While the NDPP increased its tally from 17 in 2018 to 25 this time, the BJP matched its 2018 number with 12 MLAs. The

PM attending the swearing ceremony at Shillong, in Meghalaya on March 07, 2023.

alliance between the BJP and NDPP has secured a majority on its own by bagging 37 seats in the House of 60. The NDPP (25 seats) has secured seven ministry berths and the BJP (12 seats) five berths.

The highlight of the swearing-in was the inclusion of Mrs. Salhoutuonuo Kruse as the first woman minister in Nagaland.

This election is also historic for the state because for the first time in its History two women candidates Mrs. Salhoutuonuo Kruse and Mrs. Hekani Jakhalu of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) won from their respective Assembly constituencies.


In Meghalaya as per the election data the National People’s Party (NPP) won 26 seats in 59-seat Assembly in Meghalaya, while the BJP has won two seats and jointly formed the government in the state. Assam Chief Minister Shri Himanta Sarma in a tweet said, “Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma called Hon’ble Home


Pro-People Policies Helped The Bjp : Rajnath Singh

Celebrating the victory, Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh thanked the people of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya for their support. He asserted that BJP has shown enormous progress in these states and has earned a glorious victory. ‘Be it Tripura or Nagaland, in fact in Meghalaya also our seats have increased. BJP has earned a glorious victory and I thank the people of all these states for that, the Defence Minister said.

He appreciated the BJP-NDPP alliance for the Nagaland Assembly Elections and congratulated Chief Minister Shri Neiphiu Rio for the victory. ‘The victory of BJP-NDPP alliance in Nagaland assembly elections is truly astounding as the alliance is set to form Govt. for the second consecutive term. Congratulations to Chief Minister Shri @Neiphiu_Rio and Team @BJP4Nagaland for this amazing victory, he tweeted.
Shri Rajnath Singh tweeted, ‘In Tripura, the good governance and pro-people policies of Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi and Chief Minister @DrManikSaha2 have helped the BJP to register a resounding victory in the assembly elections. We thank the people of Tripura for their unequivocal support to the BJP”.
Shri Rajnath Singh also congratulated PM Shri Narendra Modi and party President Shri JP Nadda for scripting new success stories in the North-East.


Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah hailed the victory of BJP in Nagaland and Tripura and called it a historic day for the Northeast. “It is a victory of pro-development politics that the BJP has delivered in Tripura and Nagaland under PM Shri Narendra Modi’s leadership,” he tweeted.

Thanking the Chief Minister and people of Tripura, the Union Home Minister said it is evident again that for development and prosperity, BJP led by PM Shri Narendra Modi is the people’s first preference. He tweeted, “A historic day for the Northeast. I thank Tripura for placing trust in the BJP once again. It is a victory of pro-development politics that the BJP has delivered in Tripura under PM @narendramodiJi’s leadership. Together we will move ahead and build a prosperous Tripura”.

Shri Amit Shah thanked the People of Nagaland for re-electing NDA back in Power and said the people of Nagaland chose peace and progress by re-electing us. “I thank the people of Nagaland from the bottom of my heart for choosing peace and progress by re-electing the PM Modi-led NDA back in power,” he said.
Shri Amit Shah also applauded the karyakartas for their hard work to expand BJP’s footprints in Meghalaya.

Minister Amit Shah ji and sought his support and blessings in forming the new Government”. Shri Sarma further said that BJP National President Shri JP Nadda has advised the state unit of the BJP to support the National People’s Party in forming the next government in Meghalaya.

Among other parties, the UDP had bagged 11 seats; the TMC and Congress have won five seats each, while the Voice of the People Party has won 4 seats. The People’s Democratic Front also won two seats. Two Independent candidates have also secured victories in two seats, while the HSPDP has bagged two.

After the declaration of results in Tripura and other north-eastern states, thousands of BJP leaders and karyakartas came out with drums, colours and sweets to the streets and celebrated the BJP victory throughout the country. In front of the residence of Tripura CM Shri Manik Saha in Agartala the Karyakartas celebrated the victory by distributing sweets and dancing on the beats of drums.

Tripura Chief Minister Shri Manik Saha, who won from the Town Bardowali seat, dedicated the victory to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, party National President Shri JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah. He said, “On

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Thanking the voters of Meghalaya, the Prime Minister tweeted, “Grateful to all those who have supported @BJP4Meghalaya in the Assembly polls. We will keep working hard to enhance the development trajectory of Meghalaya and focus on empowering the people of the state. I am also thankful to our party workers for the effort they put in”.

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Shri JP Nadda also extended his gratitude towards the people of Megahalaya. He said, “I thank the people of Meghalaya for their support towards @BJP4India & laud the efforts of @BJP4Meghalaya leaders & karyakartas for their role in helping our party augment its footprints in Meghalaya. We are committed towards serving Meghalaya as per PM @narendramodi ji’s vision.”

behalf of the karyakartas of @BJP4Tripura, I heartily congratulate and express my gratitude to our dynamic PM Shri @NarendraModiji our National President Shri @JPNaddaji & Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShahji for their relentless contribution behind this resounding victory”. He said the people rejected the Congress and Left parties but we were, however, expecting to win more seats. We will do post poll analysis.