Live election results: Mukul “keeps cards close to chest” in Meghalaya

Winners, losers, and all results from assembly elections in the three North East states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura

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03 Mar 2018, 8:12 AM

Good morning. It's a chilly 15 degrees in Kohima and Shillong and a warmer 25 degrees in Agartala on March 3 morning. Political temperatures in all three state capitals of Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura, though, are set to rise as counting has begun for the assembly elections. Stay with us for results as they come in.

03 Mar 2018, 8:24 AM

NDPP-BJP CM hopeful Neiphiu Rio has already won

Three-time former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Nagaland's sole MP resigned his seat to contest assembly elections from his relatively new Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party party, formed in 2017 by a breakaway faction after the ruling Naga People’s Front broke ties with the BJP. NDPP is fighting in alliance with BJP, with a 40-20 break up of seats. Rio was declared elected unopposed from Northern Angami II seat two weeks ago, after his NPF opponent Chupfuo Angami withdrew his candidature, in a surprising development.

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NDPP chief Neiphiu Rio elected unopposed from Northern Angami II seat
03 Mar 2018, 8:31 AM

Is Tripura Voting for a Change?

For the first time in its electoral history, Tripura is witnessing a fierce political contest between two opposing ideological forces—the Communists and the Hindu nationalists. The ruling CPI(M) is facing off against a BJP-IPTF combine. Some exit polls have suggested that BJP could win its first chief minister of Tripura today; others have given the election once again to CPI(M), whose chief minister Manik Sarkar may well pull off a fifth consecutive term. Meanwhile Congress faces existential crises in the state and BJP stokes Twipraland fire with its ITPF alliance. Do read Sanat Chakraborty’s excellent ground report on Tripura in election season on National Herald.


03 Mar 2018, 8:41 AM

Congress Chief Minister Mukul Sangma leads in first trend from Meghalaya

ANI reports crowds gather in Shillong's Polo Ground to watch election results on a large screen. Meanwhile, Congress Chief Minister Mukul Sangma is reportedly ahead in the first trend to emerge from counting in Meghalaya

03 Mar 2018, 8:43 AM

Election Commission of India results online

This is the Election Commission site for all results from Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura


03 Mar 2018, 8:54 AM

CPI(M) leads in Santirbazar, Tripura

Manindra Reang, Minister for Tribal Welfare (TRP & PTG),Home (Jail) and GA(Printing and Stationary) in the outgoing Manik Sarkar government, is leading in Santirbazar assembly seat in South Tripura district. Reang had won the seat in 2013, defeating Gouri Sankar Reang of Congress by over 3,700 votes. Reang’s rivals in 2013 are Baneti Reang of Congress and Pramod Reang of BJP

03 Mar 2018, 8:59 AM

BJP leads in Badharghat and Town Bordowali, West Tripura

BJP candidates Dilip Sarkar leads in Badharghat and Ashish Kumar Saha leads in Town Bordowali assembly seats in West Tripura district


03 Mar 2018, 9:05 AM

NDPP-BJP alliance has taken an early lead in Nagaland, reports ABP

03 Mar 2018, 9:08 AM

Neck and neck fight between Left and Right in Tripura

Early trends in 44/60 seats in Tripura have the Left Front ahead in 22 seats, the BJP-IPTF alliance ahead in 21 seats and Congress leading in 3, reports ABP News


03 Mar 2018, 9:12 AM

NDPP-BJP's Neikiesalie Nicky Kire ahead in Kohima Town

NDPP's Neikiesalie Nicky Kire, formerly Roads and Bridges Minister in the TR Zeliang NPF government in Dec 2017, is ahead in Kohima Town. Kire had won on NPF ticket in 2013

03 Mar 2018, 9:16 AM

NPP candidate Secondson A Sangma leads in Chokpot, Meghalaya

National People's Party candidate Secondson A Sangma is leading in Chokpot assembly seat in South Garo Hills. Congress has Lazarus Sangma here, against the expectations of Bluebell Sangma, who is fighting as an Independent and could be cutting into Congress votes.


03 Mar 2018, 9:23 AM

Congress CM Mukul Sangma leads in Ampati, Meghalaya

Congress Chief Minister and sitting MLA Mukul Sangma leads in Ampati assembly seat in South West Garo Hills, Meghalaya

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03 Mar 2018, 9:35 AM

Former Congress minister, NPP candidate Sniawbhalang Dhar trailing in Nartiang

Sitting MLA Sniawbhalang Dhar, former minister in Congress govt who quit Congress to join NPP, trails in Nartiang assembly seat in West Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. Congress candidate Jopthiaw Lyngdoh is ahead

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03 Mar 2018, 9:40 AM

Sadhiarani Sangma, Congress, leads in Gambegre, Meghalaya

Sadhiarani Sangma, sister-in-law of Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and wife of Excise Minister Zenith Sangma, leads in Gambegre assembly seat in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya

03 Mar 2018, 9:47 AM

Meghalaya 43/59: Congress ahead in 18, NPP 11

With 43/59 trends coming in for Meghalaya, Congress is ahead in 18 seats and NPP 11; BJP presently at 3 and others at 11, reports NDTV


03 Mar 2018, 9:51 AM

NPF alliance takes lead in Nagaland

With ruling NPF alliance taking a lead in 33 seats in 59/59 known trends, the NDPP-BJP alliance is pushed to second place at 22 leads; Others lead in 1 seat

03 Mar 2018, 9:58 AM

Left Front heading for historic win in Tripura

Left Front heading for historic win in Tripura - if trends hold. Left Front is ahead in 32 seats and BJP in 22. This could be a historic sixth consecutive victory for the Left in Tripura


03 Mar 2018, 10:00 AM

BJP’s Sanbor Shullai leads in Shillong South

BJP’s Sanbor Shullai, former Deputy Speaker and past state president of NCP, leads in Shillong South; NPP's Sounder Strong Cajee and Congress’ Manas Chaudhuri trail

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03 Mar 2018, 10:04 AM

CPI(M)'s Moboshar Ali leads in Kailasahar, Tripura

CPI(M)'s Moboshar Ali leads in Kailasahar assembly seat in Unakoti district, Tripura. Ali had lost in 2013 by barely 500 votes to Birajit Sinha of Congress, who is trailing today


03 Mar 2018, 10:06 AM

Ashish Das, BJP leads in Surma, Tripura

Ashish Das, BJP leads in Surma assembly seat in Dhalai district, Tripura; CPI(M)‘s Anjan Das trails

03 Mar 2018, 10:09 AM

PDF leads in Jirang, Meghalaya

Sitting MLA, PDF candidate Lamboklang Mylliem is leading in Jirang assembly seat in Ri Bhoi district, Meghalaya. The Congress had seen many party members in Jirang quit after candidate Witness Syngkli was nominated


03 Mar 2018, 10:11 AM

C Apok Jamir, NPF leads in Mokokchung town

Sitting MLA C Apok Jamir leads in Mokokchung town, Nagaland; NDPP’s Metsubo Jamir trails

03 Mar 2018, 10:13 AM

Congress wrests the lead in Chokpot, Meghalaya

It’s proving to be a close fight in Chokpot assembly seat in South Garo Hills, Meghalaya. Congress candidate Lazarus Sangma has wrested the lead from NPP’s Secondson A Sangma, who was leading the count earlier on Saturday. Bluebell Sangma is fighting as an Independent in the seat after Congress gave the ticket to Lazarus


03 Mar 2018, 10:23 AM

BJP pushes back Left surge in Tripura

BJP pushes back the Left surge and regains the lead in #Tripura. Out of 59/59 leads known, BJP is now leading in simple majority of 31 seats and Left at 28. It's not over yet

03 Mar 2018, 10:29 AM

Neck and neck fight continues in Tripura as Left takes lead again

Closely fought battles in Tripura are seeing Left Front and BJP exchange lead in the past hour. At present, Left Front is ahead on 30 seats and BJP on 28; 59/59 trends known


03 Mar 2018, 10:31 AM

BJP leads in Jolaibari, Tripura

BJP candidate Ankya M Chaudhuri is ahead of CPI(M)‘s Jashabir Tripura in Jolaibari assembly seat in South Tripura district

03 Mar 2018, 10:32 AM

BJP leads in Ghaspani I, Nagaland

BJP candidate and sitting MLA N Jacob Zhimomi of NDPP-BJP alliance leads in Ghaspani-I seat in Dimapur, Nagaland


03 Mar 2018, 10:34 AM

CPI(M) leads in Chandipur, Tripura

Sitting MLA CPI(M) candidate Tapan Chakrabarti, Minister for Education (School & Higher), Industries & Commerce (including IT) and Law in the outgoing Manik Sarkar government, is leading in Chandipur assembly seat in Unakoti district

03 Mar 2018, 10:37 AM

Congress leads in Mendipathar, Meghalaya

Congress candidate Marathon Sangma, sitting MLA formerly of NCP who defeated Frankenstein Momin of Congress in 2013, is leading in Mendipathar assembly seat in North Garo Hills. Momin, the NPP candidate this time, trails


03 Mar 2018, 10:37 AM

Ram Madhav predicts 40 seats for BJP in Tripura

03 Mar 2018, 10:42 AM

NPP leds in Longleng, Nagaland

Conrad Sangma’s National People's Party candidate YB Angam Phom is leading in Longleng town, Nagaland; NPF and BJP trail


03 Mar 2018, 10:53 AM

Close fight in Nagaland

The NPF alliance is ahead in 31/60 seats in Nagaland but the NDPP-BJP alliance is not far behind with 25 seats

03 Mar 2018, 10:59 AM

BJP surges in Tripura

Belying early trends on Saturday, it's not Left Front but BJP that could be heading for a historic victory in Tripura - if trends hold. Currently BJP leading in 35 and Left Front 24. By end of day, Left could be reduced to governing one state in India


03 Mar 2018, 11:04 AM

Story of the day: BJP could soon see its first Tripura chief minister

BJP could soon see its first chief minister in #Tripura. BJP is now leading in 38/60. Many rounds of counting are yet to go but gloom descending among CPI(M) workers tells its own story. Left has lost most of its leads which saw it surge ahead early on Saturday; but later rounds have completely turned the tables

03 Mar 2018, 11:07 AM

NDPP's K Tokugha Sukhalu leading Zunheboto, Nagaland

NDPP-BJP alliance candidate K Tokugha Sukhalu (NDPP) leads in Zunheboto, Nagaland. Hukavi Zhimomi of Naga People’s Front trails


03 Mar 2018, 11:08 AM

NPF leads in Wokha, Nagaland

NPF candidate Dr Chumben Murry leads in Wokha, Nagaland; BJP and JD(U) candidates trail

03 Mar 2018, 11:10 AM

AAP's Ashutosh reacts to BJP surge in Tripura


03 Mar 2018, 11:13 AM

BJP workers celebrate in Agartala, reports ANI

03 Mar 2018, 11:24 AM

Congress loses ground in Meghalaya

Congress remains the single largest party in Meghalaya but it may yet not be enough. Many rounds of counting to go but Congress remains far below majority at present, leading in 23/60 seats


03 Mar 2018, 11:24 AM

Kiren Rijiju reacts to BJP's surge in North-east

03 Mar 2018, 11:30 AM

Congress takes back lead in Jirang, Meghalaya

The Congress, which had seen many party members in Jirang quit after candidate Witness Syngkli was nominated, and which was trailing behind sitting MLA PDF candidate Lamboklang Mylliem all morning, has now taken the lead in Jirang assembly seat in Ri Bhoi district, Meghalaya


03 Mar 2018, 11:34 AM

UP CM Yogi Adityanath reacts to BJP's historic performance in Tripura

03 Mar 2018, 11:39 AM

NDPP leads in Dimapur III

NDPP-BJP alliance candidate Tokheho Yepthomi leads in Dimapur III seat. The former NPF leader was removed as Parliamentary Affairs Minister by Chief Minister TR Zeliang in December 2017


03 Mar 2018, 11:42 AM

Ram Madhav reacts to BJP's imminent win in Tripura

03 Mar 2018, 11:52 AM

NPP's James Sangma trails in Dadenggre, Meghalaya

Sitting MLA NPP leader James Sangma, son of late Purno Sangma and brother of party leader Conrad Sangma, is trailing in Dadenggre assembly seat in West Garo Hills. Independent candidate June Eliana Marak leads


03 Mar 2018, 12:03 PM

Congress leads in Mahendraganj, Meghalaya

Congress candidate Dikkanchi Shira, also the wife of Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, is leading in Mahendraganj assembly seat in South West Garo Hills

03 Mar 2018, 12:09 PM

Congress, BJP begin tussle over Meghalaya

With Congress emerging the single largest party as per leads, but still short of the majority, Congress and BJP leaders have begun a tussle over who will form the government in Meghalaya. CNN News18 reported that senior leaders Kamal Nath, Mukul Wasnik and Ahmed Patel have left for Shillong. Meanwhile, ANI reported Ram Madhav, BJP’s National General Secretary as saying that “In Meghalaya a divided result is a possibility, we will see that a non-Congress Govt is formed there. Himanta Biswa Sarma ji is leaving for Meghalaya shortly." Nalin Kohli, BJP’s Meghalaya incharge, said "the vote is basically against the Congress if you see the performance of other parties. Leaders will discuss if there can be possibility of a post poll alliance.”


03 Mar 2018, 12:11 PM

NDPP-BJP leave NPF+ behind in Nagaland

As with Tripura, early trends on counting day showed the NPF alliance in Nagaland surging ahead of the NDPP-BJP alliance. Later rounds of counting have now put the NDPP-BJP ahead with leads in 32/60 seats. If this holds, Neiphiu Rio is likely to become the next chief minister of Nagaland

03 Mar 2018, 12:18 PM

Dream turns to nightmare for Manik Sarkar

Outgoing CPI(M) Tripura CM Manik Sarkar, having seen the Left Front establishing a big lead in early rounds of counting in Tripura, saw his hopes dashed as the BJP-IPTF alliance came from behind to not only overtake the Left, but hand it a crushing defeat - if trends hold. Sarkar’s dream run as Chief Minister of Tripura for five consecutive terms, has come to an end today. A sea of saffron has drowned red Tripura


03 Mar 2018, 12:23 PM

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reacts to BJP's imminent victory in Tripura

03 Mar 2018, 12:41 PM

Congress wiped out in Tripura

The Congress party, which had won nine seats in Tripura in 2013, has thus far failed to lead in any seat in 2018. The party had earlier lost 6 of the 9 MLAs to Trinamool Congress, all of whom then went on to join the BJP


03 Mar 2018, 12:50 PM

Meghalaya Congress President Vincent Pala says confident of forming govt

03 Mar 2018, 12:51 PM

BJP's Biplab Deb could be next chief minister of Tripura, reports ABP News


03 Mar 2018, 1:03 PM

BJP leads in Tikrikila, Meghalaya

BJP candidate Dr Kapin Ch Boro leads in Tikrikila assembly seat in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya. Boro had come fourth in this seat in the 2013 elections, which he fought as an independent

03 Mar 2018, 1:04 PM

NPP leads in Bajengdoba, Meghalaya

NPP candidate Pongseng Marak leads in Bajengdoba assembly seat in North Garo Hills; Brigady Marak (Congress) and John Marak (BJP) trail. Brigady Marak is the sitting MLA. He has won the election as an independent in 2013


03 Mar 2018, 1:07 PM

CPI(M) leads in Bamutia, Tripura

Sitting CPI(M) MLA Haricharan Sarkar leads in Bamutia assembly seat in West Tripura district

03 Mar 2018, 1:10 PM

BJP leads in Ramnagar, Tripura

BJP candidate Surajit Datta leads in Ramnagar assembly seat in West Tripura district. Datta had lost the 2013 election in this seat on a Congress ticket. Sitting MLA Ratan Das of CPI(M) trails


03 Mar 2018, 1:11 PM

CPI(M) leads in Bagbassa, Tripura

Sitting MLA Bijita Nath, minister for Social Welfare & Social Education, Welfare of OBC and Science, Technology and Environment in the outgoing Manik Sarkar government, leads in Bagbassa assembly seat in North Tripura district

03 Mar 2018, 1:13 PM

BJP leads in Teliamura, Tripura

Kalyani Roy of BJP leads in Teliamura assembly seat in Khowai district. Sitting CPI(M) MLA Gouri Das trails


03 Mar 2018, 1:16 PM

BJP leads in Seyochung Sitimi, Nagaland

BJP candidate V Kashiho leads in Seyochung Sitimi assembly seat in Kiphire district, Nagaland. Sitting MLA C Kipili Sangtam of NPF trails

03 Mar 2018, 2:11 PM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar reacts to BJP's historic victory in Tripura


03 Mar 2018, 2:19 PM

Meghalaya Assembly Party Positions at 2 pm

Total Seats: 60; Election held: 59; Results declared: 17

Congress won 8, leading in 12

NPP won 3, leading in 16

BJP leading in 2

UDP won 2, leading in 4

KHNAM won 1

HSPDP won 1, leading in 1

PDF, leading in 4

NCP, leading in 1

IND won 2, leading in 2

03 Mar 2018, 2:21 PM

NPP wrests lead in Dadenggre, Meghalaya

Sitting MLA NPP leader James Sangma, son of late Purno Sangma and brother of party leader Conrad Sangma, is now leading in Dadenggre assembly seat in West Garo Hills, after trailing Independent candidate June Eliana Marak earlier on Saturday.


03 Mar 2018, 2:23 PM

Right ejects Left from Tripura

BJP and its alliance partner, Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura, surged ahead of the ruling CPI(M)-led Left Front in the counting of votes for the 59 assembly constituencies in Tripura. Read more on National Herald.

03 Mar 2018, 2:24 PM

Meghalaya assembly hung as Congress still short of majority

If trends hold, Meghalaya seems to have thrown up a hung assembly again, leading to a Congress-BJP tussle for government formation. Congress is leading in 22 seats, followed closely by NPP with 18. Read more on National Herald.


03 Mar 2018, 4:21 PM

Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of CPI(M), reacts to Tripura verdict

03 Mar 2018, 4:23 PM

Amit Shah, BJP President, reacts to Tripura verdict


03 Mar 2018, 4:25 PM

Nagaland Assembly, Party Position at 3 pm

Total Seats : 60, Election held: 59; Trends/Results available: 54

NPF won 9, leading in 16

NDPP won 3, leading in 12

BJP won 1, leading in 8

JD(U) leading in 1

NPP leading in 3

IND leading in 1

03 Mar 2018, 4:27 PM

CPI(M)'s Aghore Debbarma defeated in Tripura

Aghore Debbarma, Tripura Agriculture minister in the outgoing Manik Sarkar CPI(M) government was defeated by a margin of 6,988 votes by his nearest rival Mevar Kumar Jamatiya of IPFT in Asharambari ST constituency, Election Commission sources said. Aghore Debbarma secured 12,200 votes, while Jamatiya secured 19,188 votes.


03 Mar 2018, 4:30 PM

Mukul keeps cards close to chest in Meghalaya

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said the election results were not on expected lines and he would keep his cards close to his chest with regard to the Congress forming government in the state. Sangma's comments came as the trends suggested Meghalaya was heading for a hung Assembly. According to the available trends for Meghalaya, the Congress has won nine seats and is leading in 11. The NPP has won three seats and is ahead in 16 seats. The BJP is leading in two seats. Smaller parties and Independents have grabbed six seats and forged ahead in 12 seats. The Congress has been in power in Meghalaya since 2003 and Sangma has been at the helm of affairs since 2010.

03 Mar 2018, 4:42 PM

Manik Sarkar leads in Dhanpur, Tripura

Outgoing CPI(M) Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar leading in Dhanpur assembly seat in Sepahijala district


03 Mar 2018, 4:44 PM

PDF leads in Umsning, Meghalaya

PDF candidate Jason Sawkmie Mawlong leading in Umsning assembly seat in Ri Bhoi district, Meghalaya; Public Health Engineering Minister Celestine Lyngdoh of Congress trails

03 Mar 2018, 4:46 PM

NDPP leads in Aboi, Nagaland

NDPP candidate Awan Konyak, an Eastern Naga student leader, ahead in Aboi assembly seat in Mon district


03 Mar 2018, 4:52 PM

PM Narendra Modi reacts to elections results in North East states

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. He said his party's historic victory in Tripura is "as much an ideological one". He thanked the people of Nagaland for supporting BJP and its allies. "I assure my sisters and brothers of Nagaland that we will continue to work for the progress and prosperity of Nagaland. I applaud the tireless work of the local BJP unit," he said. He said the welfare of Meghalaya is of utmost importance for his government

03 Mar 2018, 5:29 PM

CPI(M) to register complaint with EC about "chaos in Dhanpur"


03 Mar 2018, 5:35 PM

Newly elected NPP MLAs likely to meet tonight in Shillong

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