Assembly Election Results: Vote counting has begun for the assembly elections held in Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland. The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has won one seat in Nagaland, according to the Election Commission’s website. The exit polls suggest that the BJP is likely to retain its power in Tripura, return to Nagaland with a coalition, and improve its presence in Meghalaya, while the Congress is expected to be wiped out in all three states.
As per the latest updates, the National People’s Party (NPP) is leading in 25 seats in Meghalaya, with the BJP and Congress trailing behind. In Nagaland, the BJP-NDPP alliance is leading in more than 34 seats, while the NPF is leading in 6 seats. In Tripura, the BJP is leading on 39 seats, with the Congress-Left alliance trailing behind.
Agartala, Tripura| Vote counting to begin at 8 AM. Visuals from counting centre, Umakanta Academy Complex pic.twitter.com/GB5GoQfqmh— ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2023
The voter turnout in Tripura was 89.95%, while Nagaland reported 84% and Meghalaya reported 76.27% voter turnout. A total of 352 candidates contested 59 seats each in Nagaland and Meghalaya. The final results will determine the political landscape of the three northeastern states.