Himanta Biswa Sarma, the NEDA convener and Assam chief minister, predicted on Tuesday that the NDA would continue to hold onto power in the three NE states of Tripura, Nagaland, and Meghalaya “in the same way” that it did in 2018. This suggests that the BJP and NPP might work together again in Meghalaya after the election.
Sarma predicted that as long as the NPP’s vote total exceeds that of the BJP, the party affiliations of the three state chief executives—BJP in Tripura, NDPP in Nagaland, and NPP in Meghalaya—will remain unchanged.”Nothing is tense.” Our governments will function exactly as they have in the past (beginning in 2018).
The NDA is in charge of the governments of all three states right now, and that won’t change unless the TMC or Congress joins forces with the NDA.I believe that BJP chief ministers will remain in office.The BJP will once again be the government in chief in Tripura, and we have an alliance in Nagaland. “We’ll see how many seats the BJP gets in Meghalaya,” Sarma said.
Pollsters predicted a hung house in Meghalaya, a clear majority for the NDPP-BJP coalition in Nagaland, but they left the door open for anything in Tripura, projecting anything from a BJP clean sweep to a hung assembly.
The BJP has kept its allies, IPFT in Tripura and NDPP in Nagaland, the same as in 2018. But this time, in Meghalaya, it is operating alone. The Meghalayan administration was only constituted after the elections, when a six-party coalition with the BJP as one of the founding parties was formed.
In the other two states, pre-election alliances exist. When the Meghalaya sports and youth affairs directorate refused the BJP permission to use a public stadium at Tura for the organisation of a campaign rally to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 24, the relationship between the two parties became strained during the Manipur election last year and turned sour during the Meghalaya campaigning. As a result, the BJP went to war with the NPP.