Imphal, February 5, 2018: Manipur CM Nongthombam Biren Singh, the state’s first chief minister from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident that his party would form governments in Tripura and Nagaland in the coming Assembly elections. He however has doubts about Meghalaya but hopes for a BJP rule in that state as well.
“We’ll surely be ahead of the Left Front in Tripura and will be forming the government with our alliance partner, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT). People in Tripura want change, like they have seen in Assam and Manipur. Anti-incumbency will be one of the reasons for the Left’s defeat,” Singh said.
Biren Singh felt that the efforts put in by BJP General Secretary, Ram Madhav and Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor, Himanta Biswa Sarma, would ensure the party’s victory in Tripura.
Biren was also confident that his party would form government in Nagaland with support from the newly formed National Democratic People’s Party (NDPP), led by former CM and Lok Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio.
Meghalaya however, remained a worrying spot ‘at the moment’ for the leader.
“For the BJP in Meghalaya, there’s a chance of post-poll alliance with the National People’s Party (NPP). We know what happened in last year’s Manipur assembly polls. There is very much a possibility of doing a Manipur in Meghalaya this time,” he said.
People will vote for their favourite political party on February 18 in Tripura and February 27 in Nagaland and Meghalaya. Counting of votes in all three states will take place on March 3.
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TNT News with inputs from News 18