Nagaland election result 2018 LIVE UPDATES: The counting for Nagaland Assembly election 2018 has begun. Surprisingly, BJP is leading in Nagaland. As per some experts, BJP is likely to form government in the state.
Nagaland election result 2018 LIVE: The counting for Nagaland Assembly election 2018 started at 8 am. The BJP is contesting in the state in an alliance with the newly-floated Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP). Both parties are contesting ng 20 and 40 seats respectively. CVoter exit poll predicted a victory for the BJP-NDPP with the combine likely to get 25-31 seats with 38.4 per cent vote share. The survey said the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) will 19-25 seats with a vote share of 27.1 per cent. In 2013 elections, NPF had won 38 seats and 47.65 vote share in 2013 elections. The Congress tally is expected to come down to 0-4 seats, according to Cvoter survey.
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8.50 pm: Neiphiu Rio met BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav in Dimapur, Nagaland. He was elected unopposed in the Nagaland Assembly election after his rival from the Naga People’s Front withdrew his nomination.
8.35 pm: This decision is taken after a serious consideration of the current verdict of the just-declared results of the conducted general election to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly & also to safeguard the interest of the National Democratic Alliance in Delhi: JD(U) Nagaland
8.30 pm: Janata Dal (United) Nagaland has decided to support the BJP in the formation of a stable govt in Nagaland: JD(U) Nagaland.
— ANI (@ANI) March 3, 2018
8.15 pm: PM tweets, “While we are naturally delighted about the historic victory in Tripura, we will always have in our thoughts and prayers the BJP Karyakartas who lost their lives due to mindless Communist violence. It is due to their courage that the party has reached where it has today.”
8.10 pm: PM Modi on Twitter wrote: “BJP is fully committed to the overall transformation of the Northeast. This region is blessed with immense potential to become a powerhouse of development. The Central Government has already undertaken numerous efforts for better growth and opportunities in the Northeast.”
This is a result of Modi Ji’s ‘sabka saath sabka vikas’. A new govt will soon be formed here. The BJP-NDPP alliance was done with the motive to bring a stable govt. We have the numbers and we can form a focused govt: Priyank Pandey, BJP #NagalandElection2018 pic.twitter.com/wqdOW6EiyH
— ANI (@ANI) March 3, 2018
6.25 pm: PM Modi halts his speech at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi for Azaan.
6.22 pm: This victory is the victory of the Modi government’s ‘East East’ policy, the slogan of the Modi government’s ‘all-inclusive development’ has been acknowledged by the former: AmitShah
6.20 pm: Bharatiya Janata Party is celebrating victory in its new office: Amit Shah
6.15 pm: BJP karyakartas will celebrate “Vijay-Utsav” across the country to celebrate this outstanding performance of BJP in the North-East tomorrow at 11 am: Amit Shah.
5.08 pm: The results of the Assembly elections in the three northeastern states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya have given a clear indication that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will return to power after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said today.
4: 24 pm: BJP leader Ram Madhav said, “Seeing the early trends, I feel that in Tripura BJP is going to do very well. In Nagaland too, our alliance is doing very well and Congress is trailing in Meghalaya”.
4.03 pm: With over 90 percent of votes counted Saturday, the Election Commission’s tabulation suggested that the BJP was likely to form a government on its own in Tripura state, replacing the Communist Party of India (Marxist). It also looked like it could win a majority with support from other groups in Meghalaya and Nagaland states.
3.42 pm: PM in another tweet said, “Time and again, election after election, the people of India are reposing their faith in the positive and development-oriented agenda of the NDA. People do not have the time or respect for negative, disruptive and disconnected politics of any kind.”
3.20 pm: PM Modi took to Twitter and said, “I express my gratitude to the people of Meghalaya for supporting @BJP4Meghalaya. The welfare of Meghalaya is of utmost importance for us. I appreciate the BJP Karyakartas for their continued efforts in the state to serve the people.”
3:00 pm: After the impressive performance of the BJP and its allies in Tripura and Nagaland assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said people are reposing faith in the development-oriented agenda of the NDA while rejecting negative and disconnected politics.
02.00 pm: As per some PTI sources, National People’s Party (NPP) is leading in three seats and the Janata Dal (United) in two.
1.40 pm: Till the last official EC trends were announced, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) was leading in 15 seats while its ally the BJP in six.
1.20 pm: The NDPP, which is also in alliance with BJP, has contested in 40 seats while the BJP in 20.
1.00 pm: Interstingly, former chief minister Neiphiu Rio, NDPP chief, has already been declared uncontested from Northern Angamai-II seat.
12.55 pm: Nagaland trends: As per the last official trends from ECI, BPP-NDPP alliance was leading in 21 seats while the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) was ahead in 16.
12.30 pm: Nagaland trends: As per trends available for 44 constituencies for the Nagaland, BPP-NDPP alliance was leading in 21 places with a margin of 21 seats.
12.10 pm: Nagaland trends: Chief Minister T R Zeliang of the NPF was leading over his nearest NDPP rival Iherie Ndang by over 4000 votes from
11.55 am: BJP is all set to form government in alliance. Nipheu Rio is likely to become the chief minister.
11.35 am: Jitendra Singh, Union Minister, has spoken on the election trends in North-eastern states. He has termed the victory as huge vindication for consistent development in PM Modi’s rule.
11.20 am: UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath speaks to media on today’s election: BJP is all set for a historic win in Tripura, I would like to congratulate PM Modi, Amit Shah ji and our party workers.
11.00 am: Meanwhile, interesting trends are coming in from Tripura. BJP is now leading in more than 30 seats. The results will be a big blow to CPI (M).
10.40 am: In Nagaland, BJP+ is leading with 29 seats. The NPF is leading on 26 seats. Whoever wins, BJP is likely to form the government here.
10.20 am: Kiren Rijiju, MoS Home, speaks on early trends: The trends in all three states point to a new political direction, it will have an effect on national politics as well. We are confident of forming Govt in all three.
9.55 am: Brinda Karat, CPI, speaks on early trends: We are very confident, let more rounds of counting complete, our leads are going to get much bigger.
9.36 am: Ram Madhav, BJP, comments on early trends: I feel that in Tripura BJP is going to do very well In Nagaland too, our alliance is doing very well and Congress is trailing in Meghalaya. The three results of North East are going to be very good for BJP
9.20 am: ECI official trends: NPF leading on 2 seats, BJP-NDPP leading on 1.
9.10 am: In an unprecedented news, BJP+ has taken overwhelming lead in Nagaland. Congress has fielded candidates only on 19 seats.
8.41 am: Nagaland: Trends and leads – BJP: 12 , Congress: 0 , NPF: 3. As per some experts, BJP is likely to form government in Nagaland.
8.20 am: BJP is leading on 3 seats in Nagaland. NPF is leading in on seat. Cangress: 0
8.10 am: The first trends in Nagaland will be announced soon. Meanwhile, in Tripura, Left is leading in 1 seat.
7.50 pm: Meanwhile, take a look at previous Assemble election results in 2013: Last Assembly election results, Chief Minister: Mukul Sangma, Total seats: 60, Congress: 29, UDF: 8, Independents: 13, HSPDP: 4, NCP: 2, NPP: 2, NESDP: 1, GNC: 1
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7.30 am: Counting will begin soon. Stay tuned with us for every big update on assembly elections 2017.
6.40 am: Counting to begin at 8.00 am on Saturday.