Decoding the Elections in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura

15 Mar, 2018    ·   5449

Nasreen Habib analyses the politics and stability of alliances in the recently held assembly elections in Northeast India

The recent assembly elections in the three Northeastern states, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura, made one thing crystal clear: the BJP's ability to strike smart alliances has turned things around in its favour. Its wins range from ousting the Left in Tripura after 25 years in power, to bringing down the formidable Mukul Sangma government in Meghalaya. Mizoram is now the only state in the Northeast that has a Congress government.