With counting of votes underway in Nagaland Assembly polls 2018, as per the latest updates, the National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance is leading in 31 seats while the ruling Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) and its allies are leading in 28 seats and others in 1 seat in 60 constituencies in the 60-member Tripura Assembly.
While three-time Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) was elected unopposed in the Northern Angami II constituency, NPF candidate and Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang is leading in Peren constituency.
On the other hand, BJP’s KL Chishi is leading in Atoizu constituency while BJP’s Y Patton is trailing in Tyui constituency.
However, all the contestants are witnessing a see-sawing of electoral gains in this poll.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and senior BJP leader Kiren Rijiju told ANI that the trends in all three States where counting is taking place – Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura – “point to a new political direction” which “will have an effect on national politics as well”.
As per the latest updates by the Election Commission of India at 11.28 am, in 23 constituencies out of the 60 constituencies, BJP is leading in 5 seats, the NPF and its allies are leading in 15 seats, JD (U) in 1, NPP is leading in 2 seats while NDPP is leading in 10 seats.