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BJP retains Tripura, Nagaland; hung house in Meghalaya

In Nagaland, the NDPP-BJP alliance retained power winning 33 seats in the 60-member house while the assembly elections threw a hung house in Meghalaya

BJP retains Tripura, Nagaland; hung house in Meghalaya
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The maiden alliance of the Left and the Congress failed to stop the Bharatiya Janata Party from returning to power for the second consecutive term in Tripura even as the debutant, the Tipra Motha, posted an impressive performance.

In Nagaland, the NDPP-BJP alliance retained power winning 33 seats in the 60-member house while the assembly elections threw a hung house in Meghalaya.

The BJP appeared headed to win 32 seats in the 60-member Tripura assembly, down from 36 in 2018. Its ally, the IPFT, which was affected by factional fight, managed to emerge victorious in only one seat.

The combined tally for the opposition alliance was 14 while the CPI(M) had won 16 seats in 2018 when it had fought on its own.

The Congress, which had failed to open its account in the 2018 elections, bagged three seats this time.

The Tipra Motha, formed by former scion of the state's princely family Pradyot Kishore Debbarma, bagged 13 seats.

The BJP, however, suffered a setback after its most prominent tribal face and Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma to his TIPRA Motha rival Subodh Deb Barma.

In Nagaland, the ruling NDPP-BJP alliance got majority in the 60-member Nagaland Assembly by winning 33 seats.

The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) won 21 seats while its alliance partner got 12 seats. The NDPP-BJP had fought the elections on 40:20 seat sharing arrangement.

In Meghalaya, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma's National People's Party became the single largest party though the state is headed for a hung house.

NPP won 20 of the total 60 seats, and was leading in five other constituencies.

The United Democratic Party (UDP) bagged 11 constituencies, while the Congress won five seats.

The Voice of the People Party (VPP) and the Trinamool Congress won four seats each, while the Mamata Banerjee-led party was ahead in one constituency.

The Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP), the People's Democratic Front and the BJP won two seats each, while the saffron party was leading in one constituency. Two Independent candidates also emerged victorious.

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