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Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tripura Assembly Election results: Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma wins from South Tura by a huge margin

Tripura went through polling on February 16 whereas polling in Nagaland and Meghalaya was held on February 27.



Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma wins from South Tura by a huge margin

The counting of votes for the Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland assembly elections has begun. As per the exit poll, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies are likely to retain power in Tripura and Nagaland, while there can be a close competition between the Trinamool Congress and the BJP and National People’s Party (NPP) in Meghalaya.

Tripura is fielding candidates for the 60-member assembly, while Nagaland and Meghalaya are contesting for 59 seats. There are 60 seats in Nagaland, however, only 59 were up for election because the Bharatiya Janata Party won Akuluto without any opposition. In Meghalaya too, the total number came down from 60 to 59 as the election for one seat was adjourned due to the death of the candidate.

Tripura went through polling on February 16 whereas polling in Nagaland and Meghalaya was held on February 27.

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Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma wins from South Tura by a huge margin

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma won the seat from South Tura and defeated BJP’s Bernard Marak with 10,090 votes.

NPP’s Mazel Ampareen Lyngdoh wins from East Shillong in Meghalaya

Dr Mazel Amprareen Lyngdoh from the National People’s Party won the East Shillong seat by a margin of 1711 votes. Mazel defeated Congress’s Manuel Badwar.

Narrow win for TMC in Meghalaya’s Dadenggre

All India Trinamool Congress’s Rupa M. Marak has won the Dadenggre seat in Meghalaya. He defeated the National People’s Party candidate James Pangsang Kongkal Sangma by just a margin of 18 votes.

Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio wins Northern Angami-II with thumping majority

Chief Minister of Nagaland and Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party founder Neiphiu Rio won the Northern Angami-II seat. He defeated his nearest rival Seyievilie Sachu of Congress by a margin of 15824 votes. Rio is the only and the longest Nagaland Chief Minister to have served three consecutive terms.

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BJP’s Tinku Roy wins Chandipur seat in Tripura

BJP’s Tinku Roy won the Chandipur seat by a margin of 577 votes. He defeated Krishnendu Choudhary from the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

BJP wins 16 seats, leading in 17 in Tripura

Manik Saha’s led BJP has won 16 seats and is currently leading in 17 seats. Deb Barma-founded Tipra Motha Party has so far won 7 seats and leading on 5 seats. Other parties such as the Communist Party of India, Congress and IPFT won 1 seat each.

Tripura CM Manik Saha wins from Town Bardowali

Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Saha wins from Town Bardowali by defeating Congress’s candidate Asish Kumar Saha with a margin of 1257 votes. The BJP is leading in 34 seats followed by Congress+Left and Tipra Motha Party.

NPP surges ahead with 5 wins in Meghalaya, leads in 26

The National People’s Party is likely to retain power in Meghalaya. The Conrad Sangma-led party has won 5 seats in Jowai, Nartiang, Raliang, Rangsakona and Rongara Siju. BJP is leading in 3 seats.

Hekani Jakhalu creates history, becomes first woman to be elected to Nagaland Assembly

NDPP’s Hekani Jakhalu scripted history by becoming the first woman to be elected to the 60-member Nagaland Assembly. She defeated Azheto Zhimomi of the Lok Janshakti Party by a margin of 1,536 votes to win the Dimapur-III constituency.

BJP-NDPP likely to retain power in Nagaland

BJP-NDPP is likely to continue to rule in Nagaland. The NDPP-BJP alliance is marching ahead to power in the northeastern state as they have won 4 seats out of 59 seats as of now.

BJP wins in Tripura’s Mohanpur, Tipra Motha in Simra

BJP candidate Ratan Lal Nath won from Mohanpur constituency, defeating his nearest rival Tapas Dey of Tipra Motha Party by a margin of 7347 votes. Tipra Motha candidate Brishaketu Debbarma won from Simna (ST) constituency securing 22164 votes.

BJP wins Nagaland’s Tuensang Sadar-I, comfortable lead in state

BJP’s P. Bashangmongba Chang won Tuensang Sadar-I and defeated the Nationalist Congress Party’s Toyang Chang by a margin of 5644 votes. BJP is headed to a comfortable win in Nagaland. The saffron party is leading with 32 seats, with a neck-and-neck competition between Congress+Left and Tipra Motha with 15 and 12 seats, respectively.

NPP wins Meghalaya’s Nartiang with 2123 votes margin

NPP’s Sniawbhaland Dhar won the assembly elections from Nartiang by defeating Congress’s Emlang Laloo by a 2123 votes margin.

BJP slightly under halfway mark, Tipra Motha gains in Tripura

BJP+ which surged in the beginning is now down to 31 seats. It’s a neck-to-neck contest in Tripura between Congress+Left and Tipra Motha Party as they are leading in 17 and 12 seats each. Tipra Motha gained back and it is expected to be the kingmaker.

NPP leads in Meghalaya with 22 seats, TMC trails

The National People’s Party led by Conrad Sangma is leading in the 60-seat Meghalaya Assembly with 22 seats while BJP and TMC trailing at 8 each.

BJP ahead in 27 seats followed by Congress-Left, Tipra Motha in Tripura

The BJP-IPFT alliance continues to maintain a comfortable lead in Tripura. The BJP is ahead in 27 seats out of 60 seats while the Left-Congress alliance is leading in 16 seats and Tipra Motha is leading in 11 seats.

BJP-NDPP alliance ahead in 48 seats in Nagaland

The BJP-NDPP alliance leads in 48 seats out of 60 seat-member assembly. The former ruling party Nagaland People’s Front is ahead in 5 seats.

NPP inches close to halfway mark in Meghalaya leads

Conrad Sangma-led National People’s Party is leading in Meghalaya with 21 seats. The Trinamool Congress and BJP are giving a tough fight. The majority mark is 31.

Strong start for BJP-IPFT in Tripura, ahead in 40 seats

BJP is likely to retain power in Tripura. As per the latest trends, the BJP-IPFT alliance leads in 40 seats while the Congress-Left alliance and Tipra Motha Party (TMP) lead in 10 each.

BJP-NDPP alliance leads in Nagaland

As per early trends, the BJP-NDPP alliance is ahead on 3 seats.

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Manipur violence: Over 80 killed ahead of Home Minister Amit Shah visit

The fresh violence has come after a fragile peace was imposed by the Army between Kuki and Meitei groups. Imphal Valley sees conflict.



Manipur violence: Over 80 killed ahead of Home Minister Amit Shah visit

Continuing ethnic confrontations have claimed 80 lives in Manipur, including a policeman, and 12 others injured, just ahead of Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit.  

After terrorists in Serou and Sugunu region set fire to numerous homes, there were reports of new acts of violence in various areas of the state. Yesterday, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said 40 terrorists, all of them Kukis, had been killed by gunfire in the previous few days.

The CM said the terrorists had been shooting at bystanders with sniper rifles and assault rifles such as the M-16 and AK-47. The army and other security forces had begun to take very aggressive action against them. The Chief Minister said the recent spike in violent attacks against citizens on the fringes of Imphal Valley were well-planned and condemned them.

Earlier, Home Minister Amit Shah had pleaded with the Kukis and Meiteis to not exacerbate violence and seek to restore normalcy. Shah had also met with representatives of the Meitei and Kuki groups as well as other parties to discuss steps taken to bring peace back to the state.

Army chief General Manoj Pande was in Manipur on Saturday to assess the state of law and order.

The Congress has condemned the failure of the Manipur government in curtailing the violence. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge will lead the party delegation to meet President Droupadi Murmu on May 30 over the worsening situation in Manipur, said Jairam Ramesh, Congress general secretary in-charge of communication. Ramesh said Manipur was seeing a complete breakdown of law and order.

In elections held last year in Manipur, the BJP won 32 seats in the 60-member Assembly.

The violence spiral hit Manipur after the Manipur High Court had ordered that the government should look at steps to include the Meiteis in the Scheduled Tribes list. The Kukis had protested against the Meitei community which would grant them reservation and access to forest areas, following which violence spread throughout the state. Tension over the displacement of Kuki people from reserve forest area had caused a number of smaller agitations which triggered the violence to break out.

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Truck driver transporting cattle shot dead by BSF in Meghalaya, probe on



A truck driver transporting cattle was shot dead by Border Security Force (BSF) troops, allegedly at point-blank range, at a check post in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills, reports said on Sunday.

According to officials, 32-year-old Roning Nongkynrih was shot and killed by BSF personnel guarding a check post at Mawshun village, around 17 km from the India-Bangladesh border, on Saturday after they opened fire on his truck which was carrying cattle.

The slain victim’s cousin Ribalskhem Nongkynrih, who was accompanying him in the truck when the incident took place, has alleged that Roning was shot at point-blank range by the BSF men, however, the accused troopers have refuted the accusations and claimed that the truck did not stop at the check post when signaled and they opened fire in self-defense as they feared the vehicle may run them over.

Following the incident, the BSF authorities have ordered a court of inquiry into the incident.

A senior police officer said that a team from Pynursla Police Station went to the spot and legal formalities were completed by a magistrate.

East Khasi Hills district Superintendent of Police S Nongtnger said a case of murder under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at the Pynursla Police Station and further investigation is underway, however, no arrests have been made so far.

Condoling the “unfortunate” death, Meghalaya Frontier BSF Inspector General Pradip Kumar said that immediate action has been initiated and the force has ordered a court of inquiry headed by a DIG rank officer to ascertain the facts about the incident, adding that the three accused BSF personnel involved in the incident have been shifted from the location and sent back the frontier headquarters in Shillong.

The BSF officer, citing preliminary investigation, said the troopers who shot the man have claimed that they opened fire in self-defense as they sensed that the truck won’t stop at the post and they will be run over, adding that the BSF will fully cooperate with the police investigation and all facts will be revealed soon.

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Manipur violence backlash spills into Delhi University as Kuki students clash with Meiteis



The backlash of the Manipur carnage spillled into the national capital as tribal Kuki students reportedly clashed with non-tribal Meiteis at the Delhi University North Campus.

According to reports a group of Kuki students residing in the DU’s North Campus alleged that they were attacked by a group of Meiteis on Thursday night.

On Friday, the Kuki students staged a protest outside the Maurice Nagar Police Station after the police allegedly refused to file their complaint.

A police official said that a case has been registered and the incident is being investigated, adding that the cops have detained some students in connection with the alleged attack.

The incident comes in the backdrop of the rabid violence that ripped through parts of Manipur this week leaving at least 54 people dead and wanton destruction in its wake in the northeastern state.

Earlier today, the Army said that the situation in worst-hit areas— Churachandpur, Kangpokpi, Moreh, and Kakching—has been brought under “firm control” even as life crawled back to normalcy in state capital Imphal.

Violent demonstrations erupted in Torbung area of Churachandpur district on Wednesday during a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ called by the All Tribal Student Union Manipur (ATSUM) to protest the demand of non-tribal Meiteis, who dominate the Imphal Valley, for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status.

As per reports, thousands hit the streets and participated in the solidarity march. However, the protests turned violent as clashes erupted between tribals and non-tribals in the area, and soon spread to other districts.

Following the clashes, the Indian Army was called in to quell the raging violence even as the state governor authorized shoot-at-sight orders subject to extreme circumstances.

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) cancelled trains to Manipur on Friday in wake of the violence.

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