BJP confident about its victory in 3 North East states

ANI | Updated: Mar 03, 2018 11:53 IST

Agartala (Tripura) [India], Mar. 3 (ANI): With few hours left for the final result, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday asserted confidence of winning the Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland assembly elections.

Talking to ANI, Madhav said, "Seeing the earlier trends, I feel that in Tripura BJP is going to do very well. In Nagaland too, our alliance is doing very well and the Congress is trailing in Meghalaya. The three results of North East are going to be very good for the BJP."

Meanwhile, BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma asserted that the party will form the government in Tripura.

"Trends are encouraging, I am hopeful and confident that BJP will form its government in Tripura," Sarma said.

As per the early trends, the BJP and its alliance -Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) is leading in Tripura while the Congress is leading in Meghalaya.

In Nagaland, the BJP and its alliance Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) are at neck to neck with Naga People's Front (NPF), while in Tripura, the BJP is leading as per the early trends.

Tripura went to polls on February 18 while voting in Meghalaya and Nagaland took place on February 27.

Around 92 per cent voting was recorded in Tripura while in Nagaland, over 75 per cent voters had exercised their franchise and 67 per cent votes were polled in Meghalaya.

The election was held for 59 out of 60 seats in each of the three Northeastern states. (ANI)