Although BJP could not able to manage the victory in the neighboring state- Meghalaya but in Nagaland and Tripura, the BJP is the ultimate winner, obviously with some local alliance. Just like as in Tripura, in Nagaland also the BJP has reflected some positive waves in the state. The counting of votes was started at 8 AM in this morning on 3rd March and ultimately Bharatiya Janata party managed to get 29 seats and Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) has won 27 seats out of 60 seats in the assembly elections in Nagaland.
The voting was held on 27th February on 59 out of 60-Assembly constituencies in Nagaland. The Meghalaya Assembly Elections was also on the same date on 27th February.
In this Nagaland election, total 75 % voter turnout was recorded and the NDPP chief Neiphiu Rio has already been declared elected unopposed from the constituency-Northern Angami-II. But this figure was around 90 % in the last assembly elections in 2013.
In this election, total 195 candidates fought for the Nagaland polls and total 4 parties were there on the battlefield. These are- Nagaland People’s Front (NPF), Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC). But the actual battle was started in between Chief Minister of the state, Mr. TR Zeliang from the NPF and Neiphiu Rio from Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDDP). And this time NDPP has made the alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). But interestingly Neiphiu was in the NPF party earlier.
The ruling party Naga People’s Front (NPF) has fielded total 58 candidates whereas, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fielded total 20 candidates and the NDPP has fielded total 40 candidates and the National Congress has contested from 18 constituencies.
In this Assembly Elections, a party will require 31 seats to make their own majority government.
In the recently done exit poll, it has been observed that the alliance of the NDPP and the BJP is going to win the assembly election this time. The voting polls showed that the alliance of NDPP-BJP will manage to get around 30-32 seats against 20 to 25 seats of NPF. But ultimately the scenario has changed a little bit in no. and a lot of governance.
Currently, the NPF is ruling the government in the state with the leader TR Zeliang and Mr. Zeliang’s term is ending on 14th March 2018. Hence all the process has to be completed on or before 5th March 2018.
Hence in this north-eastern state also, BJP is going make their government, likely to join hands with other local parties who managed to get 4 seats because at least 31 seats are needed but BJP-NDPP alliance has 29 seats.