Northeast Elections

  • Meghalaya elections: Shaky start for PA Sangma's NPP March 2, 2013

    Shillong: Purno Agitok Sangma's new found political avataar as the head of the National People's Party has had a shaky start at the Meghalaya polls. With only two seats in his kitty, this is an unimaginable result for the state's grand old politician. Adding insult to injury was Opposition leader...
  • Old guard reclaim power in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland February 28, 2013

    Agartala: The Left Front stormed back to power in Tripura and the Naga People's Front in Nagaland, while the Congress, which fared poorly in both states, emerged as the single-largest party in Meghalaya with two seats short of absolute majority in the assembly election results declared on Thursday. The three outgoing...
  • Tripura polls: CPI(M) takes out victory procession in Assam February 28, 2013

    Guwahati: Jubilant over the ruling Left Fronts's victory in Tripura for the fifth straight term, the CPI(M) in Assam took out a victory procession through the main thoroughfares of Guwahati on Thursday. The processionists led by CPI(M) state unit leader Hamen Das and other party office bearers with banners and...
  • Meghalaya: Congress to return to power, 3 ex-CMs win February 28, 2013

    Shillong: Three former Chief Ministers in Meghalaya emerged victorious in the Assembly election as the Congress is comfortably coasting towards a return to power winning 29 seats. Congress chief DD Lapang, former Chief Minister SC Marak and United Democratic Party president Donkupar Roy...
  • Left wins Tripura, NPF bags Nagaland, Cong Meghalaya February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: It was a repeat of the 2008 Assembly elections in the three northeast states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya as the incumbent parties came to power in all the three states. In Tripura, the CPI(M) registered its fifth consecutive victory with wins in 49 seats. In Nagaland, the...
  • CPI(M) win in Tripura reflects re-emergence of Left: Yechury February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The return of the CPI(M)-led Left Front in Tripura and Forward Bloc wresting the Nalhati seat from Congress in West Bengal reflects "re-emergence" of the Left parties, senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said on Thursday. "We congratulate the people of Tripura to have given us two-thirds majority for...
  • CPI(M) wins Tripura Assembly elections for the fifth straight time February 28, 2013

    Agartala: The Left Front led by the CPI(M) came to power for a record fifth straight term defeating the Opposition Congress by a huge margin. The CPI(M) won 48 seats in the 60-seat Assembly. Chief Minister Manik Sarkar won the Dhanpur Assembly seat defeating his nearest Congress rival Shah Alam...
  • CPI(M) set to sweep Tripura Assembly polls February 28, 2013

    Agartala: 1:20 pm: The CPI(M) has won 23 seats and is leading in 25 others. The Congress has won four seats. 12:47 pm: The CPI(M) has won 17 seats in Tripura and is leading in 29 others. 12:06 pm: The CPI(M) has won eight seats and is leading in 39 others. 11:47...
  • Live: CPI(M) wins Tripura, NPF retains power in Nagaland, Cong single largest party in Meghalaya February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: 5:16 pm: The Congress emerged as the single largest party in Meghalaya with wins in 29 seats. It remains to be seen whether it will form an alliance once again with the UDP, which has won eight seats. The NCP won 2 seats, HSPDP 4 while the NPP...
  • Northeast polls today, stakes high for Congress February 28, 2013

    The stakes are high for the Congress party but analysts say the CPM-led Left front will gain a comfortable win in Tripura. Nagaland may be problematic as well where the Congress and the ruling Naga People's Front have been on almost equal footing the last few elections. Each state has...
  • Counting of votes for Meghalaya Assembly polls today February 28, 2013

    Shillong: Counting of votes for the 60 Assembly seats in Meghalaya would be held on Thursday amid tight security. A whopping 88 per cent of the 1.5 million voters exercised their franchise on February 16 to pick a new 60-member house in the state bordering Bangladesh. There were 345 candidates,...
  • Nagaland polls: Counting of votes for 59 Assembly seats today February 28, 2013

    Kohima: Adequate security has been put in place for the counting of votes to the 59 Assembly seats of 60-member House in Nagaland on Thursday. Peaceful elections were held in the state on February 23 while re-poll to the nine polling stations in eight Assembly Constituencies spread over the seven districts...
  • Northeast polls: States to tighten security for counting February 27, 2013

    Agartala: Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland have been told to tighten security on their international and inter-state borders ahead of the vote count in the three states on Thursday. "Security along the borders will be further tightened in view of the counting of votes," an Election Commission official stated on Monday. The...
  • Nagaland, Tripura, Meghalaya brace for poll results February 28, 2013

    Agartala/Kohima/Shillong: Counting of votes will begin on Thursday in the Northeastern states of Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland amid tight security. Assembly elections in the three states, having 60 seats each, were held February 14 and February 23. TRIPURA In Tripura, both the ruling CPI-M led Left Front as well as the Congress-led...
  • Over 88 per cent voting recorded in Meghalaya February 23, 2013

    Shillong: Over 88 per cent of votes were cast on Saturday for the 60 Assembly seats in Meghalaya where polling was held in a peaceful manner, barring stray incidents. Chief Electoral Officer P Naik said polling was peaceful in the state except for a few stray incidents, detailed reports of...
  • Nagaland witnesses over 83 per cent voter turnout February 23, 2013

    Kohima: Nagaland witnessed a high 83.29 per cent turnout of voters to elect 59 members of the 60-member Assembly on Saturday with the polling by and large peaceful. Election to the Tuensang sadar seat was countermanded following the death of Congress candidate P Chuba Chang on Friday. Prominent candidates whose fates...
  • Red march in Tripura, hung House in Meghalaya March 7, 2008

    New Delhi: The reds are on the march in Tripura once again. The CPI-M has retained power in the state for a fourth consecutive term, this time with an even more emphatic victory. The Congress had its top leadership — including Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh — to...