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Exit Polls 2023: NPP likely to hold onto power in Meghalaya; BJP expected to return to power in Tripura and Nagaland

Exit Polls 2023: NPP likely to hold onto power in Meghalaya; BJP expected to return to power in Tripura and Nagaland

Highlights from the exit polls in Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland on February 27 and 28, 2023

According to exit poll results for the elections held in the states of Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland in February, the BJP is expected to keep Tripura and retake control of Nagaland alongside the union partner (NDPP) National Democratic Progressive Party. The party expects to slightly increase its vote total in Meghalaya.

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In Meghalaya, the ruling party NPP will continue to hold onto power because no party will, as expected, be able to win more than half of the Assembly’s 60 seats. According to exit polls, Congress, which has previously been the dominating party in the Northeast, is set to lose all three of these states.

Exit polls of some top media channels

According to Axis of India, my exit poll for India, out of possible seats is 60 in the Tripura Assembly, the BJP will take 36 to 45 of them. In both states, Congress is thought to be doing appallingly. The NPP is predicted to win 21–26 seats in Meghalaya, according to the Zee Matrize exit poll, which predicts a more competitive race. According to the poll, the BJP+ would have a slimmer majority in Tripura. 

According to the Zee poll, the NDPP and BJP will both have substantial support in Nagaland. On March 2, the vote will be tallied, and the results will be made public.

While the BJP seeks to strengthen its position in the Northeast, it will undoubtedly face a tough challenge from the local authorities. Tripura’s political landscape saw a significant change in 2018 as the BJP attacked the Left’s stronghold and won 44 of the state’s 60 Assembly seats. 

The Election Commission reported on Monday that compared to the 2018 elections, cash, alcohol, narcotics, precious metals, and other freebies were seized more than 23 times more frequently in Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura.

The EC stated that voting on Monday went well in Meghalaya and Nagaland. Elections were held in Tripura on February 16.

However, Tipra Motha, led by Pradyot Debbarma and supported by the tribals, is putting up a strong fight against the party this year.

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