Nagaland Assembly Election results 2018 counting updates: BJP leaders Arun Singh, JP Nadda to head to Nagaland to choose CM

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Nagaland Assembly Election results 2018 counting updates: BJP leaders Arun Singh, JP Nadda to head to Nagaland to choose CM
  • 21:29 (IST)

    BJP leaders Arun Singh, JP Nadda to head to Nagaland to choose CM

  • 21:24 (IST)

    JD(U) says decision of alliance taken after 'serious consideration'

    This decision is taken after a serious consideration of the current verdict of the just-declared results of the conducted general election to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly & also to safeguard the interest of the National Democratic Alliance in Delhi, says JD(U) Nagaland.

  • 21:17 (IST)

    Independent candidate Tongpang Ozukum's letter of support to BJP-NDPP alliance

  • 21:14 (IST)

    BJP member Priyank Pandey credits BJP's performance to development policies

  • 21:11 (IST)

    Kiren Rijiju congratulates Neiphiu Rio on his victory

  • 21:10 (IST)

    Neiphiu Rio meets BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav

  • 21:10 (IST)

    Independent candidate Tongpang Ozukum to support NDPP-BJP alliance

    Independent candidate Tongpang Ozukum, who defeated NDPP's Alemteshir Jamir, is supporting the NDPP-BJP alliance formally. Here Ozukum is seen with Nephiu Rio. Image courtesy: Sources from NDPP.

  • 20:48 (IST)

    JD(U) to support BJP-NDPP alliance

    JD(U) which has won one seat is formally supporting the BJP-NDPP alliance "in the formation of a stable government in Nagaland". NJP-NDPP has won 25 seats and is leading in 2. Armstrong Chanambam/101Reporters

  • 19:15 (IST)

    BJP leader Ram Madhav ecstatic on election results in North East

  • 18:53 (IST)

    NPF has bagged 21 seats so far
    A neck and neck fight is on in Nagaland where the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) has bagged 21 seats so far and the NDPP-BJP alliance captured 19 constituencies. Results of 42 seats of the 60-member House have been declared so far. The NFP, which has been in power in the state since 2003 except for a three-month-long break during the President's Rule in 2008, is ahead in four seats.- PTI

  • 18:32 (IST)

    NPF volunteers around Hotel Zaphu

    There's a lot of activity near the gate of Hotel Zaphu. Many vehicles are moving in. NPF volunteers and police officials can be seen around. Armstrong Chanambam/101Reporters

  • 18:07 (IST)

    Party-wise vote sharing in Nagaland till 5.15 pm

  • 17:59 (IST)

    BJP vs Congress vote share in North Eastern states

  • 17:58 (IST)

    NPF leaders tight-lipped about post-poll strategy

    Most of the prominent NPF leaders are holed up inside Hotel Zaphu in Kohima. They are tight-lipped about their post-poll strategy and are refusing to speak to the press. NPF has won 20 seats till now and is leading in five. They had won 38 seats in 2013 assembly polls. Inputs from Armstrong Chanambam/101Reporters

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    17:43 (IST)

    BJP to form govt in Nagaland, may ally with NPF: Kiren Rijiju

    The BJP will form the next government in Nagaland with the help of other parties, Union minister and BJP in-charge for the state Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday, indicating that the party's erstwhile ally NPF may align with it. Rijiju, who extensively campaigned for the BJP and its ally Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) in Nagaland, said the Congress was nowhere to be seen as the party has not won a single state in the 60-member Assembly.- PTI (Read more here)

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    17:40 (IST)

    TR Zeliang rules out alliance with NDPP

    The ruling Nagaland People's Front (NPF) is ready to form a new government in the state with the BJP if it comes forward for a post-poll alliance, Chief Minister TR Zeliang said on Saturday. However, Zeliang virtually ruled out any alliance with the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) that fought the state Assembly election with the BJP. Read more here.

  • 17:01 (IST)

    Eshak Konyak wins by 905 votes

  • 16:57 (IST)

    Outgoing speaker Imtiwapang Aier of NPF retains his seat by mere 62 votes

  • 16:52 (IST)

    Congress spokesperson Alok Sharma slams party in-charge for defeat

    Congress spokesperson Alok Sharma hits out at party's in-charge for the 3 North Eastern states, CP Joshi, for the defeat. Alok Sharma questioned why Congress MLAs, workers and leaders left the party in Nagaland.- News 18

  • 16:42 (IST)

    Repeated victories have boosted our confidence for 2019: Amit Shah

    Amit Shah says, "Victory after victory is a positive sign.This has boosted our confidence even more for 2019." The BJP president, however, says that the golden period for BJP will not begin until they come to power in Odisha, West Bengal and Kerala.

  • 16:39 (IST)

    NPF's Eshak Konyak leading ahead of NDPP's Awan Konyak now by 933 votes

  • 16:36 (IST)

    Even if we don't count Meghalaya, BJP and NDA has governance in 21 states: Amit Shah

  • 16:27 (IST)

    Ruling party NPF retains Tenning seat

    Meanwhile, ruling party NPF retains Tenning seat while standing MLA Namri Nchang loses on NDPP ticket by 32 votes.- Inputs from Pranav Prakash, 101 Reporters

  • 16:26 (IST)

    The left isn't right for any state, this has been proven, says Amit Shah

  • 16:23 (IST)

    We will march towards Karnataka, with this massive victory with us: Amit Shah

  • 16:20 (IST)

    Earlier, BJP was known as Hindi region's party but now we are spread across India: Amit Shah

  • 16:18 (IST)

    I believe this is victory of PM Narendra Modi's Act East policies: Amit Shah

  • 16:13 (IST)

    Rhakila fighting from Tuensang Sadar-II constituency for sixth time

    This is the third time BJP's Rhakila, 66, is fighting the Assembly poll from Tuensang Sadar-II constituency. She fought on an NCP ticket in 2008 and lost by 353 votes. She fought under the banner of BJP in 2013 and lost by 1075 votes. 81-year-old Kejong Chang from NPF, three-time MLA, is leading here with 1,799 votes this time. Rhakila is a distant third. - Inputs from Pranav Prakash, 101 Reporters

  • 16:08 (IST)

    BJP map of India, now

  • 16:00 (IST)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks Nagaland for results

    Thanking the north east states, Modi says, "I thank the people of these states for supporting the good governance agenda and ‘Act East Policy’ of BJP and our valued allies. We remain committed to working towards fulfilling the dreams & aspirations of the people."

  • 15:54 (IST)

    BJP leader Ram Madhav lauds 'spectacular performance' of party in state

  • 15:43 (IST)

    Alemtemshi Jami loses both Mongoya and Angetyongpang

    Alemtemshi Jamir, former Nagaland chief secretary and working president of newly-formed NDPP, fought in two seats this election. He‘s lost both Mongoya and Angetyongpang Assembly constituencies by 348 and 950 votes respectively. - Pranav Prakash/ 101 reporters

  • 15:19 (IST)

    TR Zeliang wins from Peren seat

    Chief minister and NPF candidate TR Zeliang wins from Peren seat against NDPP's Iherie Ndang, EC sources say. 

  • 15:04 (IST)

    Meanwhile, Sarbananda Sonowal congratulates BJP on its performance

  • 15:02 (IST)

    Will Nagaland get its first woman MLA?

    Awan Konyak is leading in Aboi Assembly constituency with 1320 votes against standing MLA Eshak Konyak (NPF). Awan’s father, Nyeiwang Konyak, four-time MLA and former education minister, had lost the 2013 polls by 693 votes. He passed away on 31 January this year. Inputs from Pranav Prakash/ 101 Reporters

  • 14:51 (IST)

    NPF candidate Kejong Chang won from Tuensang Sadar

    NPF candidate Kejong Chang wins from Tuensang Sadar - II while NPP candidate L Khumo Khiamniungan won from Thonoknyu.

  • 14:08 (IST)

    Electoral picture gets clearer

  • 14:01 (IST)

    Many would prefer to have NPF back in Nagaland

    30-year-old Angule says she wants the ruling party NPF back in Nagaland. She wants an improvement on roads and employment. Input by Armstrong Chanambam/101Reporters

  • 13:29 (IST)

    EE Pangteang wins from Moka constituency

    NPF's EE Pangteang won from Moka constituency. He defeated NDPP's Kiko Konyak by 148 votes. Pangteang had won the 2013 election by a margin of 4825 votes.

  • 13:25 (IST)

    Asecho Kiso, 29, is an NPF supporter. He expects the next government to maintain freedom of religion, bring development across the state and wishes to witness a government sans corruption. "I hope they also bring a new vision for the youths and farmers," he said.

    Input by Armstrong Chanambam/101Reporters

  • 13:21 (IST)

    Independent candidate Wangto Konyak giving tough fight to BJP candidate Paiwang Konyak

    In Tizit constituency in Nagaland where violence was reported on the polling day (a crude bomb made of gelatin was thrown to disrupt the polling process), independent candidate Wangto Konyak is giving a tough fight to the BJP candidate Paiwang Konyak. Wango is trailing by a mere 70 votes.

    Input by Prabhu Mallikarjunan/101Reporters

  • 13:11 (IST)

    TR Zeliang says NPF is willing to govern in coalition with BJP

    Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang says the alliance with BJP continues and he hopes the saffron party will join his government after the elections, reported NDTV. He said he has had discussions with Himanta Biswa Sarma and Kiren Rijiju about the coalition.

  • 12:46 (IST)

    Kiren Rijiju projects Neiphiu Rio as NDPP-BJP's chief-ministerial candidate

    Kiren Rijiju says NDPP-BJP's chief-ministerial candidate is Neiphiu Rio. But depending on the results, decisions will be taken in the future, reported India Today.

  • 12:41 (IST)

    Trends at 12.30 am

  • 12:37 (IST)

    Ashok Gehlot says it's not a new thing for the North-East, they always shift to the party in Centre

  • Former Assam CM and Congress veteran Tarun Gogoi on trends so far

    We knew we would perform poorly in Tripura and Nagaland. In Tripura, the BJP took away most of our strong candidates and in Nagaland, we weren't as active in our campaigning as we should have been. We will score a zero in both states. We lacked in organisational skills, and one can't achieve much at the last moment. The trends are not surprising.

    About the BJP emerging strong in these states, it is not a new phenomenon that Northeastern states have voted for the party in power at the Centre. Small states often do that, so it isn't a big deal. But after their recent losses in bypolls in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, BJP winning a few seats in the North East would not be of significance.

  • 12:06 (IST)

    Tovihoto Ayemi of BJP wins from Dimapur-1

  • 11:57 (IST)

    NPF largest party by vote share

    NPF has garnered 40.5 percent of the vote in Nagaland till now. NDPP is second with 25.4 percent.

  • 11:47 (IST)

    Nagaland trends since morning

  • 11:46 (IST)

    BJP confident in Nagaland

    BJP sources in Nagaland say they are confident of forming the government with counting of rural sector votes yet to begin, says News18. In Meghalaya, the party is ensuring that all non-Congress parties come together to form the government in the state. "Not a moral victory, but a real victory in Tripura," say BJP leadership.

Counting of votes latest updates

In Nagaland, the BJP is contesting the polls in alliance with the newly-floated Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) and the two are contesting 20 and 40 seats respectively. BJP leaders Arun Singh, JP Nadda to head to Nagaland to choose he chief minister.

The main contest in Nagaland polls would be between the ruling Naga People's Front and the National Democratic Progressive Party-BJP alliance. The NPF has completed three terms in office. Odds are stacked against it as anti-incumbency and public resentment over its lack of performance is high. But socio-political and economic issues took a backseat this time around in elections as religion became a talking point after the Church appealed to the people not to vote for BJP.

Neikiesalie Nicky Kire of NDPP leads in Kohima town by 399 votes.

The C-Voter survey has predicted a victory for the BJP-NDPP with the combine likely to get 25-31 seats with 38.4 percent vote share. It predicted that the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) will bag 19-25 seats with a vote share of 27.1 percent. NPF had won 38 seats and 47.65 vote share in 2013 elections.

This time around, the Congress tally may come down to 0-4 seats, according to C-Voter survey.

A total of 11,91,513 electorate, including 5,89,806 women and 26,900 new voters, decided the fate of 195 candidates, including five women and many independents. Counting of votes will take place on 3 March.

The counting of votes for the Nagaland Assembly Elections 2018 will begin at 8 am on Saturday and the results are expected to be declared by the afternoon.

Amid sporadic violence which led to the death of a person in Akuluto constituency, Nagaland had recorded around 75 percent voter turnout in the Assembly election on Tuesday.

Polling was held in 59 out of the total 60 constituencies as Neiphiu Rio, the three-time former chief minister and Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party candidate, was elected unopposed in Northern Angami-II seat.

The violence at Akuluto constituency, which witnessed a straight contest between parliamentary secretary and NPF candidate K Khekaho Assumi and BJP candidate Kazheto Kinimi, had claimed one life and left two injured.

The clash was reportedly between supporters of the ruling Naga Peoples' Front and the NDPP.

In a separate incident, a village council member received minor injury in a leg in a blast at a room adjacent to a polling station in Tizit village under Tizit constituency in Mon district.

Polling in the booth was, however, unaffected, he said, adding some arrests were made in both cases of violence.

Repolling in 13 booths spread across nine Assembly constituencies were held on Friday.

The fresh polling was ordered by the Election Commission following reports of snatching of EVMs, misuse of electoral photo identity cards and miscreants not allowing voters to exercise their franchise.

As many as 11,76,432 voters were eligible to exercise their franchise in 2,156 polling stations in the state. In 2013 state Assembly polls, voter turnout was 90.19 percent.


Published Date: Mar 03, 2018 22:26 PM | Updated Date: Mar 03, 2018 22:25 PM

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