Dispur: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma said that NDA governments will be formed with full power in the three North-Eastern Indian states where the elections were held recently. The Assam CM stated that there will be no hung assemblies in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya as predicted by some exit polls and the BJP will form the government with a huge majority.
First Published Feb 28, 2023, 5:08 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has expressed confidence that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will form the government with an absolute majority in the North-Eastern Indian states Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya where elections were held recently. National Democratic Alliance (NDA) convenor Ayana Sharma said that NDA (National Democratic Alliance) partners will not ally with Congress or Trinamool Congress. The Assam CM stated that there will be no hung assemblies in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya as predicted by some exit polls and the BJP will form the government with a huge majority.
“There will be no hung assembly. NDA will form the government in these three states,” said Himanta Biswa Sharma while talking to the media on Tuesday. When asked about the chief ministerial candidates in the three states, he said there would be no change in Tripura and Nagaland. He said that there will be a BJP Chief Minister in Tripura and a coalition government in Nagaland. He stated that Meghalaya CM will be selected based on the number of constituencies won by BJP. Elections were held in Tripura on February 16 and in Nagaland and Meghalaya on February 27. The results will be out on March 2.
In the first phase of the first assembly elections in 2023, a tough political battle continues with several parties vying for seats. Political parties in these states campaigned vigorously to woo voters with promises and attacks on opponents. Polling was held for 59 of the 60 seats in the two states. While BJP candidate Kajeto Kinimi won unanimously from Akuluto in Nagaland, elections were postponed due to the death of former minister and UDP candidate for Sohiang in Meghalaya, HDR Lyngdo.
In Meghalaya, BJP, Congress, CM Conrad Sangma’s NPP (National People’s Party) and Trinamool Congress are the main contenders. All the parties mentioned the issue of corruption in the election campaign. The BJP is contesting alone in all the seats in Meghalaya, which has been at loggerheads with its long-time ally NPP over corruption allegations. Meanwhile, BJP and Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) are trying to retain power in Nagaland. BJP and NDPP have adjusted the seats in the ratio of 20:40.
Last Updated Feb 28, 2023, 5:08 PM IST