New Delhi, Feb 28: The ruling formations in three northeastern states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya are all set to form new governments on Thursday as counting of votes for assembly polls is still going on.
The ruling parties were way ahead and all set to come back to power in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya where counting of votes is going on on Thursday.
The ruling CPI-M led Left The Left Front government in Tripura is set to come back to power for the fifth consecutive term with CPI(M) leading in 47 of the 60 seats while its ally CPI was ahead in one. Congress party is leading in seven seats and the Revolutionary Socialist Party in one.
In Nagaland, the ruling Naga People’s Front is now leading in 25 seats, Congress in six, JD(U) and others leading in 12 seats.
In Meghalaya, the ruling Congress is ahead in 25 seats and its partner in the coalition, the United Democratic Party in four. Others were ahead in 16 seats in the state. The Nationalist Congress Party is leading in one seat.
Counting of votes began in Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland amidst tight security on Thursday.
The Assembly elections in the three states, having 60 seats each, were held on Feb uary 14 and Feb uary 23.
Tripura witnessed a massive turnout of voters, as above 90 percent of voting was recorded at the end of the polling for the 60 seats of the state assembly.
Heavy polling was reported from the two poll-bound states from northeast region, as around 88 percent voters exercised their franchise in
Meghalaya, while 83.27 percent in Nagaland.
The assembly polls will decide the electoral fate of 345 contestants, including Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and State Congress President D.D. Lapang.
A total of 188 candidates are in the fray for the Nagaland assembly elections including Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Speaker Kiyanilie Peseyie, Opposition Leader Tokheho Yepthomi, Congress president SI Jamir and former Home Minister Imkong L Imchen.
The ruling Naga People’s Front is the only party contesting all the 60 seats. (ANI)