Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya\u00a0election results 2018 highlights: Counting for Tripura, Meghalaya\u00a0and Nagaland assembly elections 2018 has started. At least two exit polls had predicted a BJP win in Tripura. However, one survey predicted a neck and neck fight between BJP and ruling Left front in Tripura. As per the surveys, Congress may lose Meghalaya while chances for NPF forming government in bright in Nagaland. Polling in Tripura took place on 18 February and on 27 February in Nagaland and Meghalaya\u00a0. In Tripura, ruling CPM is involved in a neck and neck fight with the BJP, as per early trends. The Congress may end up losing its last North East bastion of Meghalaya and BJP and its allies are ahead in early counting. Check\u00a0Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya\u00a0election results 2018 LIVE updates 10:00 PM:\u00a0Meghalaya- BJP-2, Congress- 21, NPP-19, Others- 17 Nagaland- NPF- 27, BJP-11, NDPP-16 Tripura- BJP-35, CPI (M)- 16, IDPF- 8 8:34 PM:\u00a0Victory in Tripura has been a significant victory. BJP & allies share more than 50% of popular votes. This is a victory of democracy, and against violence for which CPM is well known: JP Nadda 8:06 PM:\u00a0This 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. 8:05 PM:\u00a0Janata Dal (United) Nagaland has decided to support the BJP in formation of a stable govt in Nagaland: JD(U) Nagaland 8 PM:\u00a0Independent candidate Tongpang Ozukum submits his letter of support to BJP in Kohima. 7:30 PM:\u00a0BJP Parliamentary Board meeting underway at Party Headquarters in Delhi. 6:58 PM:\u00a0The Left spread fear among people but people of Tripura have taught them a lesson with a strong mandate for the BJP: PM Modi. 6:55 PM:\u00a0PM mocks Congress after win, says party reduced to historic low. 6:52 PM:\u00a0All parties, including BJP, will have to be alert and take care that Congress culture doesn't seep in somehow: PM Narendra Modi 6:50 PM:\u00a0Congress party ka kad itna chhota pehle kabhi nahi hua hoga jitna aaj hua hai: PM Narendra Modi. 6:47 PM:\u00a0Northeast people always felt that Delhi is far away from them, BJP has brought Delhi to their doorsteps: PM Modi. 6:45 PM:\u00a0Be it Kerala, Bengal or Karnataka, the way 2 dozen workers were murdered there, when they can't fight to the face they stooped down to this. Still we maintained silence. When we take action they cry 'vendetta'. This isn't vendetta but a step for the betterment of nation: PM Modi 6:44 PM:\u00a0I do not have the figures but I think the elected team in Tripura is the youngest ever team. Some of them were even scared that would be rejected on the grounds of their age. Such young candidates successfully won people's confidence: PM Modi 6:41 PM:\u00a0In Vastu Shastra, it is said that Northeast of a house is at the Centre. Things are organised keeping Northeast in mind. Similarly, our Northeast will lead the country\u2019s development journey: PM Narendra Modi 6:40 PM:\u00a0I am thankful to the voters of Northeast, It must be difficult to accept new govt and leaving the old rule behind. They must have gone through so much difficulty, so much that their anger vented out through voting. PM Modi 6:37 PM:\u00a0Election analysts in India will have to understand the journey from No one to One, shunya se shikhar tak. When the sun sets it is red in color and when it rises it is saffron: PM Modi 6:36 PM:\u00a0The North East has today come forward to lead India on the path to development: PM Narendra Modi 6:34 PM:\u00a0To win or to lose in elections are a part of democracy. That is the beauty of democracy. One must accept their defeat with a sporting spirit: PM Narendra Modi 6:32 PM:\u00a0Ye loktantra ki taakat hai ki garib se garib aur anpadh ne bhi chot ka jawaab vote se diya: PM Narendra Modi 6:30 PM:\u00a0 PM Narendra Modi addresses BJP workers at Party Headquarters in Delhi. #WATCH: PM Narendra Modi addresses BJP workers at Party Headquarters in Delhi \u2014 ANI (@ANI) March 3, 2018 6:29 PM:\u00a0So many BJP karyakartas have sacrificed their lives. The Left party has received a befitting reply for spreading \u2018Bhay\u2019 and \u2018Bhram\u2019 among people in Tripura: PM Modi 6:22 PM:\u00a0Prime Minister Narendra Modi pauses his speech mid way at BJP Headquarters for Azaan. 6:18 PM:\u00a0BJP is celebrating its first victory in the new headquarters : Amit Shah 6:15 PM:\u00a0This victory shows people of North East have accepted \u2018Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas\u2019: Amit Shah. 6:14 PM: We will conquer Karnataka after this victory. We will win 2019 Lok Sabha polls as well: Amit Shah 6:12 PM: Victory in the northeast is the victory of BJP's policies, says BJP President Amit Shah. 6:08 PM:\u00a0Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at BJP Headquarters in Delhi. 5:45 PM:\u00a0MeghalayaElection2018: Caught on camera- Congress leader Mukul Wasnik carrying paper with seat tallies and what appears to be numbers for Government formation in Meghalaya. 5:39 PM:\u00a0Congress wins 21, NPP 19, UDP 6, BJP 2 and Others 11 seats in Meghalaya Assembly Elections. 5:24 PM:\u00a0BJP President Amit Shah Ji was camping in Tripura&worked on all possible micro, macro strategies to make this victory possible. This symbolises revolt of the proletariats against these communists.Tribals suffered at hands of Manik Sarkaar: BJP strategist Rajat Sethi 5:00 PM:\u00a0Madhya Pradesh: BJP workers celebrate in Bhopal as BJP is set to win in Tripura. 4.15 pm: Shah says, "In 2014 Narendra Modi Ji had said western side of the nation has developed a lot but the same has not reached the eastern side yet. He immediately started his 'Act East Policy'. I believe this is the victory of his policies, stamped by the 3 states of the north-east" 4.07 PM: BJP chief Amit Shah addresses a press conference in Delhi. 3.46 pm:\u00a0PM Modi\u00a0tweets, "The historic victory in Tripura is as much an ideological one. It is a win for democracy over brute force and intimidation. Today peace and non-violence has prevailed over fear. We will provide Tripura the good government that the state deserves." 3.43 pm: PM Modi posts a series of tweets on Assembly election results: "People of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura have spoken!\u00a0 I thank the people of these states for supporting the good governance agenda and \u2018Act East Policy\u2019 of @BJP4India & our valued allies. We remain committed to working towards fulfilling the dreams & aspirations of the people. The victory of @BJP4Tripura is not an ordinary electoral victory. This journey from \u2018Shunya\u2019 to \u2018Shikhar\u2019 has been made possible due to a solid development agenda and the strength of our organisation. I bow to every BJP Karyakarta for working assiduously on the ground for years. \u2014 Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 3, 2018 "2018 Tripura election will be remembered as an epoch-making one! What my sisters and brothers of Tripura have done is extraordinary. No words will be enough to thank them for the phenomenal support towards @BJP4Tripura. We will leave no stone unturned in transforming Tripura. "The victory of @BJP4Tripura is not an ordinary electoral victory. This journey from \u2018Shunya\u2019 to \u2018Shikhar\u2019 has been made possible due to a solid development agenda and the strength of our organisation. I bow to every BJP Karyakarta for working assiduously on the ground for years." 3.38 pm: CPI(M) reacts to Tripura loss: "Polit Bureau thanks the 45% of the voters who extended support to CPI(M) & Left Front. We assure the people of Tripura that it will continue to champion the cause of all sections of the working people & uphold tribal-non tribal unity: CPI (M)." 3.37 pm: Latest numbers from Meghalaya - Meghalaya\u00a0Result Status Status Known For 59 out of 60 Constituencies Party Won Leading Total Bharatiya Janata Party 2 0 2 Indian National Congress 13 8 21 Nationalist Congress Party 0 1 1 Hill State People\u2019s Democratic Party 2 0 2 National People's Party 7 12 19 United Democratic Party 5 1 6 Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement 1 0 1 People's Democratic Front 2 2 4 Independent 2 1 3 Total 34 25 59 3.02 pm: Latest numbers from Nagaland Nagaland\u00a0Result Status Status Known For 54 out of 60 Constituencies Party Won Leading Total Bharatiya Janata Party 1 8 9 Naga Peoples Front 9 16 25 Janata Dal (United) 0 1 1 National People's Party 0 3 3 Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party 3 12 15 Independent 0 1 1 Total 13 41 54 3.00 pm: Latest numbers from Tripura Tripura\u00a0Result Status Status Known For 59 out of 60 Constituencies Party Won Leading Total Bharatiya Janata Party 4 30 34 Communist Party of India (Marxist) 5 12 17 Indigenousn People's Front Of Tripura 5 3 8 Total 14 45 59 2.36 pm: "BJP chief Amit Shah tweets: I thank brothers and sisters of Tripura for their massive support to BJP. This is the victory of PM @narendramodi\u2019s politics of development and his commitment to the welfare of North-Eastern region of India.Congratulations to Shri @rammadhavbjp ji, Shri @Sunil_Deodhar ji, Shri @himantabiswa ji, Shri @BjpBiplab ji and I also applaud the hard work & dedication of our karyakartas of @BJP4Tripura unit which has made this historic win a reality." I thank brothers and sisters of Tripura for their massive support to BJP. This is the victory of PM @narendramodi\u2019s politics of development and his commitment to the welfare of North-Eastern region of India. \u2014 Amit Shah (@AmitShah) March 3, 2018 1.49 pm:\u00a0Ravi Shankar Prasad tells ANI, "n a way the entire north east is now with the BJP. Initially we used to say "Congress mukt Bharat' now I think we can say 'Vaampanth Mukt Bharat." 12.52 pm:\u00a0SK Sunn, Independent candidate who won from Mawphlang constituency of Meghalaya says, "I will be supporting any party that works for the welfare of the people of state." 12.45 pm: Amit Shah to address media at 3.30 pm. #WATCH: Workers of BJP celebrate in Agartala as the party is poised to win in the state #TripuraElection2018 pic.twitter.com\/CmM2uMgqSw \u2014 ANI (@ANI) March 3, 2018 11.54 am:\u00a0Ram Madhav terms Tripura election result as "revolutionary" result, "all due to the blessings of Tripura Sundari Mata and people of the state and the hard work of PM Modi and party workers." He said that a divided mandate is possible in Meghalaya and the BJP will "see" that a non-Congress Government is formed in the state. 11.37 am:\u00a0Union Minister Jitendra Singh tells ANI, "huge vindication for consistent development that has been seen in North East in last 4 yrs which did not happen in last 7 decades. People have reasons to believe that this is the dispensation that they can look forward to trust for future growth." 11.35 am: Counting updates: Meghalaya- BJP leading on 5; Congress 21, HSDP has won one, NPP leads on 15, UDF has won 1 and leading on 4 others. PDP is leading on 4 seats, while 5 independents are also leading. 11.20 am: BJP now leading on 40 seats, Left on 19. 11.14 am: BJP leading in 40 seats, Left on 19. 11.12 am:\u00a0BJP set for a historic win in Tripura. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath hails strategy of PM Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah. He says BJP is set for a historic win in Tripura. 11.04 am: Modi-Shah strategy trumps CPI(M). Manik Sarkar government heads towards fall. 10.51 am: Here's what Election Commission data says about Meghalaya election result 2018 Meghalaya\u00a0Result Status Status Known For 50 out of 60 Constituencies Party Won Leading Total Bharatiya Janata Party 0 4 4 Indian National Congress 0 21 21 Hill State People\u2019s Democratic Party 0 1 1 National People's Party 0 11 11 United Democratic Party 0 6 6 People's Democratic Front 0 4 4 Independent 0 3 3 Total 0 50 50 10.49 am:\u00a0BJP, which did not even put up a fight in 2013 Tripura Assembly polls, has managed to spring a major surprise this time. As per local reports, BJP is leading in 12 of 14 seats which fall in urban areas of the tribal- dominated state. However, only silver lining for Left is that they are still ahead in northern and southern parts of the Tripura. State's Left leaders are exuding confidence that they will be able to form 8th Left government. 10.46 am: Here's what EC data says about Nagaland election result 2018 Nagaland\u00a0Result Status Status Known For 26 out of 60 Constituencies Party Won Leading Total Bharatiya Janata Party 0 4 4 Naga Peoples Front 0 12 12 Janata Dal (United) 0 1 1 National People's Party 0 3 3 Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party 0 6 6 Total 0 26 26 10.44 am: Here's the official EC data says about Tripura election result: Tripura\u00a0Result Status Status Known For 47 out of 60 Constituencies Party Won Leading Total Bharatiya Janata Party 0 25 25 Communist Party of India (Marxist) 0 16 16 Indigenous\u00a0People's Front Of Tripura 0 6 6 Total 0 47 47 10.38 am: Shock for Left in Tripura? EC data says BJP is leading on 30 seats. TV reports say BJP+ is leading on 40 seats 10.37 am:\u00a0In Meghalaya, BJP is leading on 3 seats; Congress on 21, HSPDP on 1, NPP on 10; UDF on six, PDF on 4, as per election commission. 10.32 am: BJP leading on 23 seats, CPI(M) on 16 seats in Tripura, as per the Election Commission. Meanwhile, TV reports say BJP is leading on 37 out of 60 seats. 10.26 am:\u00a0Union minister Kiren Rijiju tells ANI: 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." 10.16 am: Massive lead for BJP is Tripura!\u00a0\u00a0As per Election Commission of India, BJP is leading on 17 seats while the CPI(M) is leading on 13 seats. BJP's ally IPFT is leading four seats in Tripura. 10.08 am:\u00a0Himanta Biswa Sarma of BJP says "trends are encouraging, I am hopeful and confident that BJP will form the Government in Tripura." However, Brinda Karat of CPI(M) says: "We are very confident, let more rounds of counting complete, our leads are going to get much bigger." 9.49 am: In Meghalaya, Congress is leading on seven seats while the BJP is leading UDP is leading on three seats; NPP on two, BJP on one and others on three. ALSO READ |\u00a0Meghalaya election result 2018 LIVE updates 9.42 am: Both BJP and Left are locked in a tough battle in Tripura. Both parties are leading in 28 seats each, as per the early trends. 9.36 am: Tripura election 2018 -\u00a0 BJP's Ram Madhav tells ANI, "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 Congress is trailing in Meghalaya. The three results of North East are going to be very good for BJP." 9.35\u00a0am: Ruling NPF leading on\u00a024 seats out of 60 seats in Nagaland.\u00a0 Challenger BJP and its allies are leading in 28 seats of the state, according to the early trends. Final results may vary. ALSO READ |Tripura election result 2018 LIVE updates 9.31 am:\u00a0In Meghalaya, Chief Minister Mukul Sanga is leading in Songsak seat. The Congress is leading in Rambrai-Jyrngam and Baghmara seats. UDP is leading in Mawthadraishan and Mairang seats. Votes for 59 seats of 60-member Assembly were polled on February 27. 9.29 am:\u00a0 Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar is leading from Dhanpur. BJP's state unit president Biplab Kumar Deb is\u00a0leading from Banamalipur seat.\u00a0State PWD Minister Badal Choudury\u00a0is leading from Hrishyamukh seat. 9.25 am: BJP's Ram Madhav says his party will form the government in Tripura, beat CPI-M. 9.23 pm: Early trends show BJP has become a strong political force in all three states where counting is underway today. 9.11 am: Trends show Congress may lose its last North East bastion of\u00a0Meghalaya.\u00a0 BJP and its allies are ahead in early counting.\u00a0 #WATCH: Huge crowd at Shillong Polo ground where people can see counting trends through a projector #MeghalayaElection2018 pic.twitter.com\/iBHVpy2pvl \u2014 ANI (@ANI) March 3, 2018 8.52 am: Early Trends of Assembly elections Nagaland - BJP+ 12; Congress - 1; NPF+ 3- Meghalaya - BJP -7; Congress - 5 NPP - 11 Tripura - BJP-22; Left - 23; Congress 2 8.45: Counting is underway in three states. At the start, postal ballots are being counted. 8.39 am:\u00a0Early trends in\u00a0Tripura\u00a0- BJP leads on\u00a08 seats, Left on 16. 8.32 am: Congress leading in\u00a0three seats of Meghalaya, BJP also on three seats. 8.30 am: Early trends show neck and neck fight between BJP, CPI(M) in Tripura. 8.27 am:\u00a0Meghalaya\u00a0 early trends - Congress leads in two seats; BJP+ leads on two seats in\u00a0Nagaland. 8.22 am: Sudeep Burman, BJP's reported CM face, leads in Agartala. 8.20 am:\u00a0\u00a0Early trends in\u00a0Tripura\u00a0- BJP -5; CPM five; neck and neck contest likely. 8.16 am: Early trends in Tripura\u00a0- BJP leads on four seats, Left on five. 8.08 am: Early trends - BJP ahead in one seat in Nagaland; Left on one in Tripura. 7.49 am:\u00a0Meghalaya election result: D Marak,SP Shillong, tells ANI that adequate security has been provided at counting centres. "We hope there will be no untoward incident and counting will pass off smoothly," he says. 7.35 am: Exit polls have predicted that BJP and its allies can form governments in all three North East states, where counting are taking place today. However, exit polls have often gone wrong in past. Fingers CROSSED! 7.07: Visual from outside a counting centre in\u00a0Tripura. 7.16 AM:\u00a0Congress candidate from Mawsynram constituency HM Shangpliang tells ANI: "We will wait for the verdict of the people. People want change in Mawsynram " 6.50 am: Counting to begin\u00a0soon. BJP hopeful of dethroning Manik Sarkar government in \u00a0Tripura. 6.00 am:\u00a0CPI-M Tripura State Secretary Bijan Dhar on Friday said the Left parties were "more than confident" of forming the next government. BJP state President Biplab Kumar Deb said that people of Tripura wanted\u00a0change\u00a0and "strongly wished for a BJP government" in the state. 5.20 am:\u00a0JanKiBaat-NewsX Exit poll had predicted that the BJP-IPFT alliance in Tripura would win 35-45 seats with a vote share of 51 per cent while that by AxisMyIndia had predicted that the alliance will get 44 to 50 seats with a vote share of 49 per cent. ALSO READ | Nagaland election result 2018 LIVE updates: Counting begins today 5.10 am:\u00a0Polling was held for 59 of 60 assembly seats in each of the three states for different reasons. The counting will begin at 8 a.m. and results are expected by the afternoon. 5.00 am: Final result to be announced today.