Tripura goes to Left Front, Meghalaya to the Congress and Nagaland to NPF
In Meghalaya, the Left Front led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), increased its vote share compared to 2008. Since 1993 for the fifth straight time the Congress and its allies, the indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) and the Nationalist Conference of Tripura, faced a humiliating defeat.
In Meghalaya, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma
, his wife D D Shira, and his brother Zenith Sangma, won with huge margins. Lone woman legislator Ampareen Lyngdoh, retained her urban 16 East Shillong seat edging out her nearest rival and former deputy chief minister B M Lanong of the UDP by over 4000 votes.
In Nagaland, after an impressive show, the ruling NPF-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland
(DAN) alliance is all set to form the government for a third consecutive term. Congress managed to win eight seats. The NCP has won four seats. Independents and others have won 10 seats, reported The Times of India.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has won from Northern Angami II seat by defeating his nearest Congress rival Kevise Sogotsu of Congress by 12,671 votes. Nagaland Congress PCC President S I Jamir has also tasted success from Dimapur II seat by defeating his nearest Independent rival Savi Liegise by 1,615 votes.