Congress Refused Coalition, Seat sharing with us in Tripura: Mamata

"The voice of the people should be respected and the BJP winning only two seats has proven that people rejected them", he added. In the previous assembly elections in 2013 in the state, BJP had failed to get a single seat but this time it won an emphatic majority on its own in a state where its organisational growth comprised largely of imports from other parties like Congress, Trinamool Congress and CPI (M).

The communist movement in the country could not be written off because of an electoral setback.

The party chief became a target of criticism for several political rivals after his visit to Italy in the midst of the election season. To a query, Sarma said he or his party was not a kingmaker as he was only a humble facilitator to form a new government.

He also said that the "people of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura have spoken!" A coalition of communist parties and some other groups are ruling southern Kerala state, while small regional groups are heading the other states.

Prime Minister Modi tore into the Congress party, saying that the latter will be left out with only one Chief Minister in the entire country and that would be in Puducherry after the BJP will defeat the Congress in the upcoming assembly election in Karnataka. The Janata Dal United (JD-U), which is a National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partner and has won one seat in the state, has already pledged its support to Rio, and so has the sole Independent MLA.

Mumbai-The BJP-IPFT combine scripted history on Saturday by winning the Tripura Assembly polls, ending 25 years of uninterrupted rule of the CPI (M)-led Left Front in the state.


NDPP leader and three-time chief minister Neiphiu Rio also said that the alliance is in a comfortable position to form the government.

With both NPF and NDPP staking claim to form the Government, Is Nagaland headed for another round of instability like in last 5 years? We are committed to strengthening our party across the North East and to win back the trust of the people.

The Prime Minister also paid tribute to the BJP workers, who lost their lives a year ago, by observing silence for a minute at the event.

Joshi has not been popular with the local Congress units of the states that he has been given the charge of. Leaders in Nagaland know that to assuage concerns and settle questions over the Naga "solution", it needs to have the party in power at the Centre on board, which in this case happens to be the BJP.

"NPF won 26 seats & NDPP won 18 seats".

The BJP secured this performance, in part, by subsuming Hindutva during the election campaigns, said Anindya Sarkar, who teaches politics at Tripura University, and who was a polling observer in the state during the election.


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