Rajnath Singh says BJP's North East victory changed perception that only Congress can survive in region

Shillong: The BJP's victory in the North East has changed the perception that only the Congress can survive there, home minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday.

File image of Union minister Rajnath Singh. PTI

File image of Union minister Rajnath Singh. PTI

Singh, along with BJP president Amit Shah, attended the swearing-in-ceremony of Conrad Sangma-led coalition government in Meghalaya, where the BJP is also part.

"There was a perception that only the Congress can survive in the North East. But now that perception has changed with the BJP's victory in the North East," he told reporters.

In the recently held Assembly elections, the Congress was ousted from power in Meghalaya while the party could not win a single seat in Tripura and Nagaland.

The BJP got absolute majority and two-third majority along with its ally IPFT in Tripura. It won 12 seats in Nagaland and will be part of the coalition government along with Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP).

In Meghalaya, the BJP won two seats and is now part of the Sangma government.

Updated Date: Mar 06, 2018 19:26 PM

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