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LIVE: Country, citizens are priority for BJP, says PM Modi

4 min read Last Updated : Mar 02 2023 | 10:56 PM IST

 We have given a new development model to the nation. We believe in development for all. We prioritise the nation and keep citizens first. We have also given a new political model to the country.
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10:19 PM Mar 23

Will perform role of constructive opposition, but not be with CPM, Congress: Debbarma

Will perform role of constructive opposition, but not be with CPM or Congress, says Tipra Motha chief Debbarma

9:57 PM Mar 23

BJP retains Tripura, piggy-backs on regional parties to secure Nagaland, Meghalaya

The ruling BJP managed to notch-up a morale-boosting win on its 'Mission Northeast' on Thursday by retaining Tripura emphatically, despite anti-incumbency and newcomer Tipra Motha playing spoilers to its party, while also piggy-backing to power in Nagaland on Neiphiu Rio-led NDPP's shoulder.

In Meghalaya, it was poised to be part of the ruling dispensation again as a junior partner, given that chief minister Conrad Sangma's NPP has fallen short of majority while winning the lion's share of 26 seats in the 60-member assembly.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking after the declaration of results, credited BJP's consistent wins in states, including the northeast, "to a 'Triveni' (triumrate) of work and work culture" of its governments and its workers' commitment to service, the PTI reported.

8:52 PM Mar 23

BJP is leaving behind all labels; we will form govt in Kerala too: PM Modi

Congress always followed vote bank politics and ignored northeastern states. This thinking of calling northeastern states "small" has always cost the country its development.
BJP has broken all stereotypes about it. They called us "baniya party", "middle-class party" and out of touch in villages. But first in Goa and now in Christian dominant north-east, we are getting rid of all these labels.

8:45 PM Mar 23

BJP workers core strength of our party; nothing impossible for us with such dedication: PM Modi

The North-east region was never a priority for previous governments. We made sure ignored regions in the north-east get electricity and access to housing. I praise BJP workers' dedication to the party. 

For the first time a women has won in Nagaland and she belongs to BJP. I thank women of Tripura for showing trust in BJP, says PM Modi.

8:27 PM Mar 23

BJP workers in Northeast work harder than us, says PM Modi on results

Congratulating the BJP workers of the three north-east states, the PM said that the people of Nagaland, Tripura and Meghalaya have blessed BJP.

8:23 PM Mar 23

Election results due to the vision of PM Modi, says JP Nadda

8:10 PM Mar 23

PM Modi arrives at BJP headquarters in Delhi after NE election results

8:05 PM Mar 23

Meghalaya Congress president Vincent Pala loses to NPP candidate

In a major setback to the Congress, its Meghalaya unit president and Lok Sabha MP Vincent Pala lost the assembly election. He was defeated by the NPP candidate Santa Mary Shylla. Pala was contesting from the Sutnga Saipung assembly seat. He got 14,866 votes while Shylla bagged 16,719 votes. 

6:57 PM Mar 23

Conrad Sangma called Amit Shah for support: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that the national president of the BJP, JP Nadda has advised the state unit of BJP, Meghalaya to support the National people’s Party in forming the next government in Meghalaya. 

6:20 PM Mar 23

Will keep working hard to empower people of Meghalaya, says PM Modi

We will keep working hard to enhance the development trajectory of Meghalaya and focus on empowering the people of the state. I am also thankful to our party workers for the effort they put in, the PM said in a tweet on Thursday. 

6:11 PM Mar 23

PM Modi thanks people of Nagaland, says will keep working for state's progress

PM Narendra Modi on Thursday thanked the people of Nagaland for giving the alliance yet another mandate to serve the state. The double-engine government will keep working for the state's progress, he said.

5:38 PM Mar 23

Individual candidates more important than party: Meghalaya Deputy CM Prestone Tynsong

Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Thursday asserted that an individual candidate was more important than a party in the hill state. The NPP leader, who won from Pynursla constituency, said the party hoped to get an absolute majority, but a different mandate was given by the people.
"In Meghalaya's politics, individual candidates matter more than the party. It is the nominees who win the elections, not the party," Tynsong told PTI after his victory was announced.

4:49 PM Mar 23

Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio wins Angami-II seat by 15,824 votes

Nagaland Chief Minister and Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party candidate Neiphiu Rio on Thursday won the Northern Angami-II Assembly constituency, trouncing Seyievilie Sachu of the Congress by a mammoth margin of 15,824 votes. He bagged a total of 17,045 votes, which comes to 92.87 per cent of the total votes polled in the seat.
The ruling alliance of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 17 seats in the 60-member Nagaland Assembly, as per the latest counting trends shared by the Election Commission (EC) at 2.45 pm on Thursday, the ANI reported.

4:35 PM Mar 23

NE assembly election results: Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma wins South Tura seat

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma defeats rival Bernard Marak of the BJP and won the South Tura constituency with 10,090 votes, the Election Commission announced on Thursday. 

3:28 PM Mar 23

Election results 2023: BJP alliance likely to return in Tripura, Nagaland; trailing in Meghalaya

The Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies -- IPFT and NDPP -- were likely to retain power in Tripura and Nagaland, as per the latest trends post the initial rounds of counting in these two Northeast states.

However, the BJP, which is leading in 3 seats in Meghalaya, is likely to fall short of securing the majority mark on its own and might have to seek post-poll alliances if it is to form the government in the state.


2:44 PM Mar 23

NDPP-BJP wins 15 seats in Nagaland, leading in 21

The NDPP-BJP alliance won 15 seats in Nagaland Assembly election and is leading in 21 constituencies, officials said on Thursday.

Elections were held for 59 Assembly seats on February 27, as the Akuluto seat has been won uncontested by BJP nominee Kazheto Kinimi.

The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) won 11 seats while the BJP won four seats. The NDPP is leading in 13 seats while the BJP is ahead in eight constituencies, the election commission website said.

2:37 PM Mar 23

Tripura Assembly elections: BJP-ITFP alliance win 4 seats

The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP)- Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (ITFP) alliance won four Assembly seats, as per the latest counting trends shared by the Election Commission (EC) at 1.30 pm on Thursday.

The BJP was leading in 29 seats, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in 11, the Congress in 3 seats and the Tipra Motha of Pradyut Deb Barman in 12.

The IPFT's Sukla Charan Noatia won from the Jolaibari constituency defeating CPIM's Debendra Tripura by 375 votes.

2:25 PM Mar 23

Meghalaya: CM Conrad Sangma thanks people for voting for NPP

Amid the counting of the Assembly election votes in Meghalaya, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday thanked the people of the state for voting for the ruling National People's Party (NPP).

"I thank the people of the state for voting our party. We are very thankful to them. We are short by few numbers of course and we will wait for the final result to come out and then we will decide how to go," he said while addressing reporters here.

Currently, the NPP is much ahead from the other major parties, including the opposition Congress and Trinamool Congress.

2:02 PM Mar 23

Hekhani Jakhlau creates history by becoming first woman to be elected to Nagaland Assembly

Hekhani Jakhalu created history on Thursday by becoming the first woman to be elected to the Nagaland Assembly, officials said.

Jakhalu, the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) candidate for the Dimapur III seat defeated her nearest rival Azheto Zhimomi of the Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) by 1,536 votes, the Election Commission of India, said.

Four women candidates - Hekhani Jakhaulu, Salhoutuo Kruse, Hukali Sema and Rosy Thompson - contested the Nagaland Assembly election this time.

1:42 PM Mar 23

BJP lauds Centre's peace, development initiatives in northeast as it leaves rivals behind in Tripura

The BJP on Thursday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government's agenda of peace and development in the northeast as the party led in a majority of seats in Tripura while its alliance appeared set to retain power in Nagaland. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said people in the region have seen for the first time how closely and sincerely the Centre has worked to bring in the region peace and development, be it big projects like building highways or providing them with basic amenities like drinking water, free ration and electricity.

Topics :Arvind KejriwalTripura electionsMeghalayaNagalandAssembly electionsBJPUKIndiaFree Trade AgreementsEarthquakeAfghanistan

First Published: Mar 02 2023 | 8:41 AM IST

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