Northeast elections: Congress committed to win back their trust, says Rahul Gandhi

BJP’s blind quest for power raises apprehension of destabilising NE region Cong

Meghalaya voters returned a hung Assembly on Saturday, with the ruling Congress emerging as the single largest party with 21 seats in the 60-member house, 10 shorts of the 31 seats needed to retain power. On March 1, Rahul had tweeted, "My Nani is 93".

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 BJP's victory in Tripura was the sabotage of democracy". "There will be no impact of the results of the Northeastern states in Karnataka".

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Gowda said the country was seeing a "revival and resurgence" of the Congress starting with Gujarat and the bypolls in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, and "the cutting to size of the BJP due to its corruption and non-performance".

In the past few years, the BJP's groundwork has led to it being viewed favourably by tribal leaders and people and helped increase its tally from zero in the 2013 election to 32 seats (at the time of reporting and not counting its ally- Indigenous People's Front Of Tripura which had won in eight constituencies).

Taking on the responses by the BJP leaders after the Tripura polls results, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said "there is no Modi wave" in the state.

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Brinda Karat, an opposition leader blamed the left front's defeat in Tripura on the "unprecedented deployment of money" by the BJP and its Hindu nationalist mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

"NPF won 26 seats & NDPP won 18 seats". Congress won a majority and formed the government in 2008. And Naga Accord? he asked. "The BJP is claiming that Karnataka will be free from Congress".

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The newly elected MLAs of alliance partners NDPP, BJP and others would meet on Monday to elect senior NDPP leader Neiphiu Rio as CM candidate. "Is this the answer to Meghalaya's aspirations and a stable Government?" "He can go to Kerala, where the party is in power and will rule for three more years or he can go to neighbouring Bangladesh", he told reporters. Surjewala tweeted. He, however, gave his party s best wishes to the people of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya, praying that peace, progress, cohabitation and development would be on the agendas of the new governments.

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