Congress 'hopeful' of poll victory in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura after date announcement

New Delhi: The Congress said it was confident of retaining power in Meghalaya, and winning in Nagaland and Tripura as poll dates for the three northeastern states were announced on Thursday.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

"The party workers and the Congress are very excited," Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala told media persons soon after the Election Commission announced the poll dates, adding that the party was "hopeful" that it would form governments in these states.

And in the state "where we are not in power for a long time, we will come to that place by contesting elections on the agenda of people", he added.

"The Congress will fight the election unitedly and again the people of the country will see the hard work of the party leaders which they have just witnessed in the recently concluded Gujarat Assembly elections," said Surjewala.

Announcing the single-day poll schedule for the three states, Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti said that while Tripura will vote on 18 February, Nagaland and Meghalaya will do so on 27 February.

Counting of votes for all the three states, which have 60-member assemblies each, will be done on 3 March.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist is ruling Tripura while the Nagaland People's Front is in power in Nagaland.

Updated Date: Jan 18, 2018 17:47 PM

Also Watch

IPL 2018: Royal Challengers Bangalore eye revival against Chennai Super Kings as 'Cauvery Derby' comes back to life
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 In the Kanjarbhat community, a campaign against 'virginity tests' is slowly gaining ground
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 It's A Wrap: Beyond the Clouds stars Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanan in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See