Congress respects mandate: Rahul Gandhi on 3 NE Polls

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The Bharatiya Janata Party has announced central observers for Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya, where preparations are on to form governments.

Mizoram is among the four remaining states in India ruled by the Congress. BJP is now all set to form the government in the state with its pre-poll ally NDPP along with an independent candidate and the lone JD (U) MLA.

The elections in 59 seats of the 60-member Assembly were held on February 18. It all started previous year as BJP wrested power from Congress bastions - Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.

He even showed gratitude to the Congress party workers for their efforts in the assembly election of Tripura, Nagaland, and Meghalaya.

The BJP, however, is seeking to oust the Congress from the southern state and is banking upon its old warhorse and former chief minister Y S Yeddyurappa, whom it has presented as its face for the Karnataka elections.

The UDP and HSPDP, which stitched a pre-poll alliance, won only six and two seats respectively, while the newly floated People's Democratic Front won four. mThe BJP won two seats and the NCP and KHNAM one seats each, besides three independents.

Modi's BJP is now governing 19 of India's 29 states, compared with five by the Congress party.

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Earlier in the day, Rahul took to Twitter and said the Congress party respects the mandate of the people of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya.

NDPP secretary-general Abu Metha said the coalition is proposed to be named the People's Democratic Alliance.

She said the result in Tripura was due to CPM's "surrender" and the "failure" of the Congress to agree to an alliance.

Veteran party leader and former chief minister V.S. Achutanandan urged the party leadership to join hands with secular forces to fight the Sangh.

He added that the outcome of elections in the northeastern states will not affect poll results of Karnataka.

Interestingly, nearly all the northeastern states where BJP has come to power in the last two years share one common feature - one party or alliance was in power for a decade or more before BJP and its allies took over.

With talks still underway with the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muviah) and other Naga nationalist groups, the BJP is spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a partner.

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