LIVE: Dates For Assembly Elections In Meghalaya, Tripura And Nagaland To Be Announced Today

 
LIVE: Dates For Assembly Elections In Meghalaya, Tripura And Nagaland To Be Announced Today

 

The Election Commission is likely to announce today the dates for assembly elections in the three north-east states -- Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland. All the three states have 60 seats each in their assembly. The Congress is in power in Meghalaya, the Left Front is running Tripura and the Naga People's Front in alliance with the BJP is in charge in Nagaland. BJP leaders have been visiting the north-east in recent times to firm up election plans. In December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Meghalaya and Mizoram in what was seen as the launch of the Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign for assembly elections in the north-east this year. BJP president Amit Shah also went to several states in the north-east last week to prepare the party for the fight ahead. The Congress is also looking to strengthen its presence in the region, which the BJP has been taking inch by inch with the victories in Assam and Manipur.

Source: (ndtv.com)