BJP Lost 79% of Its Candidates in Meghalaya, Nagaland; Yet Celebrates “Big Victory”


BJP chief Amit Shah celebrating victory in elections at party headquarters in Delhi on 3rd March 2018. (Photo @BJP4India)

In Meghalaya, BJP had fielded 46 candidates, but only two of them could win – 96% of its candidates lost.

Caravan News

NEW DELHI: Mastered and unchallenged in creating impression, many times false one, BJP has been celebrating its “big victory” in three states – Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura since the Assembly results began coming Saturday morning. At the end of the day, its remarkable performance was only in Tripura where it won clear majority with 35 seats. But the party has continued celebration in Delhi of its “victory” in all three states.

In Meghalaya, BJP had fielded 46 candidates, but only two of them could win – 96% of its candidates lost. In Nagaland, it did better performance as 12 out of its 20 candidates won. Together, 79% of its 66 candidates in the two states lost – most of them forfeited their deposits.

In Tripura, it won 35 seats in the 60-member Assembly.

However, the party has invested all its efforts to form government in the three states and it has almost become successful.

In Meghalaya, though it won 2 seats and Congress 22, BJP has been able to bring all non-Congress parties together in its fold to form the government. Though Congress had rushed its central team to Shillong to form alliance with smaller parties in order to continue in power, but BJP outsmarted it.

Similarly in Nagaland, BJP and its ally Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party have won 12 and 16 seats respectively, one seat less than the ruling Naga Peoples Front (27) and its ally National People’s Party (2). However, here too, it claimed formation of government.

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