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Elections 2018: EC announces poll dates for Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland

Elections 2018: EC announces poll dates for Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland

The announcement for the polls in Nagaland was made amidst a demand by tribal organisations and the civil society organisations for a solution to the vexed Naga political issue before the elections. Fierce electoral contests are on cards in all the three states.

The Chief Election Commissioner said that the notification for Tripura will be issued on January 24, beginning the process of filing the nominations.

He also said a voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT), which allows voters to ascertain that their vote has gone to the intended candidate, will be used in the three elections. The terms of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura assemblies are ending on March 6, 13 and 14 respectively. The regional party NPF led coalition regime is in power in Nagaland.

The Congress party's hold on the North-East region, once its stronghold, has been pried loose over the past few years. The number of seats under each of the three assemblies is 60 Members. Sarkar will have to come over anti-incumbency as the BJP and the Trinamool Congress are eyeing power in the state bordering Bangladesh.

In Meghalaya, the Congress has 24 MLAs, the United Democratic Party seven, the Hill State People's Democratic Party four, the BJP and the Nationalist Congress Party two each and others 10.




It claimed that the Congress party alone was 'waging the battle against the combined communal forces'.

"As BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) is known for persecuting Christians, no Christians should vote to persecute Christians or in favour of NDPP-BJP alliance", a press note from the NPCC media cell stated. Also, holding Rio responsible for "systemising corruption, deficit and compromising with all evil activities in the state", the NPCC added, "this was inherited by T.R. Zeliang and Dr. Shürhozelie without any course correction and allowing the BJP to dictate every sphere of government functioning".

In Tripura, the Left has been in power for five terms with chief minister Manik Sarkar in the driver's seat for four consecutive terms.

The Congress, battling internal rebellion by MLAs in Meghalaya, is in power with Mukul Sangma as the chief minister. The BJP has six MLAs and the Congress two.


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