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All eyes on counting of votes in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland

All eyes on counting of votes in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland

"We will wrest Tripura from the Left Front". Exit polls predicted for a showdown between the two parties, Exit polls predicted for a showdown between the two parties, with the BJP making significant gains in the state, and Congress being reduced in the 60-member assembly. The TMC supremo alleged that the Left party "left space" for the BJP in Tripura.

How many nominations are filed for Tripura polls? "The final vote tally is around 90 per cent (89.8) but taking into account the postal ballots, the total percentage is a little over 92 per cent", an Election Department official had said on February 19.

One of the seats, Northern Angami-II, has already been won by NDPP chief Neiphiu Rio unopposed. We start at 8am.

However, snags in Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) attached with VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) were reported from around 180 polling stations - thereby slowing down the balloting. "That means, 73.05 per cent votes were polled", said CEO Nagaland Abhijit Sinha.

"Voting was entirely peaceful and incident-free".

In Meghalaya, which went to polls on February 27, BJP will be challenging the Congress, which has been in power for the last ten years.

What was the voter-turnout in Tripura election 2018?

Shillong: Meghalaya's Chief Electoral Officer, FR Kharkongor, said on Friday that there will be 13 counting centres in the state and the counting of votes will begin at 8 am on Saturday.

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Several exit poll predictions emerged on Wednesday with contradicting predictions of victory possibilities between the BJP-IPFT alliance and the Left Front.

Ahead of Saturday's counting, both the CPI-M and the BJP claimed that they will form the next government in the state. CPI (M) is the ruling government in Tripura. BJP state President Biplab Kumar Deb said that people of Tripura wanted change and "strongly wished for a BJP government" in the state. The NDPP is contesting on 40 seats and the saffron party on 20. With 1.87 per cent of votes, it failed to win any seat.

The ruling Meghalaya United Alliance was formed by the Congress after the 2013 elections with the support of some smaller parties and Independents.

Polling to Charilam (st) seat in Tripura was postponed till the 12th of next month due to the death of a candidate. The election results will be declared on the Election Commission of India's website. The Congress has fielded 59 candidates, while the BJP put up nominees in 47 constituencies. While elections were postponed in Meghalay's Williamnagar following the death of an NCP candidate, in Nagaland, Nephiu Rio of NDPP was declared victor from Northern Angami-II Assembly seat in Kohima after his rival withdrew from the race. Congress is likely to grab 13-17 seats. In a first, Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma is contesting from two seats.

They predicted that the BJP and IPFT alliance would win in 10 to 19 Assembly seats. The local outfit NPP will get 14, while the BJP is tipped to get 5 seats.

This time around, the Congress tally may come down to 0-4 seats, according to Cvoter survey.

Current Nagaland Chief Minister is TR Zeliang.


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