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BJP usurped power through proxy in Meghalaya:Rahul

06 March 2018

Congress leader Kamal Nath told reporters that his party is hopeful of forming the government in Meghalaya with support from other parties. "The Congress, which had ruled for decades in the post-Independence period, has become weak now", the 94-year-old Marxist veteran said.

In Nagaland, the right-wing party and its allies took almost half the seats and are poised to form the next government with the support of independent legislators.

In Assam, he was criticised for not properly handling the rebellion by Himanta Biswa Sarma, who later quit the Congress to join the BJP.

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With the victory in Tripura, and the ouster of Congress from Meghalaya and Nagaland, the BJP is now in power in nearly the entire Northeast, apart from Mizoram which goes to polls later this year.

There have been criticism about Congress President being absent on Saturday, when results were announced for Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) gestures as he is garlanded by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders during the state election results of three northeast states at the BJP headquarters in the Indian capital New Delhi on March 3, 2018. The ruling alliance will be headed by the National People's Party with 19 seats, and comprise the United Democratic Party (6 seats), People's Democratic Front (4 seats), Hill State People's Democratic Party (2 seats) and one Independent.

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The victory, especially in Tripura, goes beyond electoral gains.

The Congress failed to score a single seat in Tripura and Nagaland.

The BJP secured 35 seats in the 60-member assembly while its ally IPFT, a tribal based party, has won eight seats. The battle and the focus now shifts to this state as assembly elections are just a couple of months away. "There will be no impact of the results of the Northeastern states in Karnataka". "The golden period of BJP will begin after it wins Karnataka and West Bengal", Shah said, also including the less populous Kerala in the fray.

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"There is nothing to rejoice in the win in a state having only about 26 lakh voters and two parliamentary seats with a difference of about only five per cent votes", Banerjee said reacting to BJP's win in Tripura ending the 25 year-long Left regime there.

BJP usurped power through proxy in Meghalaya:Rahul