Counting of votes for Nagaland, Tripura and Meghalaya began

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New Delhi: The counting of votes for Assembly elections in three North-Eastern states, namely Nagaland, Tripura and Meghalaya began on Saturday.

The BJP is leading in 23 constituencies in the Left Front ruled Tripura as trends are available for 40 seats.

The CPI(M) led Left Front is leading in 17 seats.

Chief Minister Manik Sarkar (Dhanpur) and PWD Minister Badal Chowdhury (Hrishyamukh) are leading.

BJP state president Biplab Kumar Deb (Banamlipur) and party MLA Sudip Roy Burman (Agartala) are leading.

The Congress was leading in eight seats followed by the United Democratic Party in three seats as per early trends available for the Meghlaya Assembly elections.

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma was leading in Songsak seat.

The BJP, the People’s Democratic Front and the National People’s Party were leading in one seat each.

Independents were leading in two seats.

Both the ruling Naga People’s Front and the BPP-NDPP alliance are leading in seven seats as trends are available for 15 constituencies for the Nagaland Assembly.

NPF is leading in Chozuba, Dimapur-iii, Longkhim chare, Noklak, Thonoknyu, Tuensang sadar-i and Tuensang sadar-ii seats.

The BJP is leading in three seats – Ghaspani-i, Dimapur-i and Seyochung Sitimi constituencies, the sources said.

The saffron party’s alliance partner Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) is leading in four seats – Shamator chessore, Tenning, Kohima town and Noksen.

The Congress is leading in Ghaspani-ii seat.

Voting for the 59 seats in the 60-member Assembly was held on February 27 as NDPP chief Neiphiu Rio was elected uncontested from Northern Angami II seat.

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