Commenting on the BJP's victory, Mamata said that vote difference between the BJP and the CPI-M was a mere 5%.
While the saffron party scripted a history by winning 35 seats, its partner IPFT, having substantial base among the tribals in the Northeastern State, won eight seats making the combine strength to 43 in the 60 seat State Assembly. While the electoral significance of Karnataka can not be understated, this strategy is not likely to work against the marauding BJP if Congress wishes to retain its position as the national alternative.
The voting was a test for Rahul Gandhi, the 47-year-old heir to India's Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, who took over as the main opposition Congress party's president from his mother, Sonia Gandhi, in December.
BJP supporters celebrate the party's victory in the Tripura Assembly elections in Agartala on Saturday. That year, he was made the BJP's Tripura in-charge and was instrumental in appointing Biplab the State unit's youngest ever party chief.
"Stressing that Chief Ministerial candidate Conrad Sangma and his NPP have promised division of Meghalaya, he asked: ". what is Modiji's take on it?" He was mentored in RSS first by KN Govindacharya and thereafter by BJP leader Sunil Deodhar. CPM, the largest party of the Left Front, enjoyed a brute majority in the state for five consecutive terms.
In Nagaland too, the picture has become clear today.
BJP's clean sweep in the northern and central Indian states in 2014 general election was based on the premise that the government will bring back "accche din", something which this time around might bring the downfall of its own creator. As had happened in Goa and Manipur in 2017, the BJP has come from behind to cobble together a rainbow alliance in Meghalaya with merely 2 MLAs.
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After losing Alwar and Ajmer to Congress by a wide margin earlier last month, BJP suffered another huge jolt as it lost bypolls in Madhya Pradesh to Congress.
A party leader claimed the BJP's victory in the Northeast was an "aberration" that did not reflect the country-wide "resurgence of the Congress".
While Congress leaders claim off the record that a severe cash crunch is one of their biggest constraints, it simply can not be an excuse for a party that ruled New Delhi for two terms in the immediate past, apart from its legacy since independence.
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Extending his best wishes to people of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya, Mr Surjewala said, "We sincerely pray & hope that peace, progress, cohabitation & development will be the agendas pursued by new governments".