BJP drubs Left in Tripura, gets 'invite' to join Govt in Nagaland

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In two-and-a-half years, Deodhar helped bring the scattered opposition in the state into the BJP's fold.

National General Secretary Shri Ram Madhav along with State President Shri Visasolie Lhoungu and successful party candidates addressing the party workers at Hotel Saramati in the evening of 3rd March, 2018.

After BJP's victory in Tripura and Nagaland, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people of North East for reposing faith in BJP. Saturday's result is a major coup for Deodhar and the party, which got only 1.54 per cent of the vote in the 2013 elections. The win boosts the BJP ahead of next year's national elections.

The BJP has been expanding its base in Nagaland.

The National People's Party of Conrad Sangma is in the second place with 14 seats, followed by the BJP which is leading in 7.

Besides tapping into the youth, the BJP made aggressive best efforts to break the CPI (M)'s stranglehold in 20 seats reserved for tribals, which possibly turned the ride in its favour. I told the Congress that my party is ready to fight 14 seats, let the local hill parties contest 16 seats and you (Congress) fight the rest 30 seats.

He said that he was confident that the party would live up to the expectations of the people of Tripura. "We assure them that the CPI-M will work for the betterment of their livelihood, their democratic rights and the unity of tribal and non-tribal sections of the society", he said.

The "countdown" for the Congress party had begun as the people were choosing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "politics of development" and were keen on making India Congress-free, the BJP leader said.

Sarma also dismissed the suggestion that the minorities, particularly the Christians in the northeast, were against the BJP, saying the community "wholeheartedly" supported the party.

After heavy losses in Tripura and Nagaland, Nath, Patel and Joshi reached Meghalaya from Delhi in a bid to form a government, party sources said. The BJP first came to power in the northeast by winning in Assam under Sonowal's leadership. "In the past three years BJP has won in about 14 states, in five states there is NDA-led BJP government".

I hope BJP will join our government.

Election verdict for the three north-eastern states Nagaland, Tripura, and Meghalaya were declared earlier today. "This wave of integration can also be felt among the people of Karnataka", he said.

On Saturday, he merely said: "The draft political line released by the central committee will be debated at the party congress".

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday termed Bharatiya Janata Party's victory in Tripura as "extraordinary".

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