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Commenting on the changing result pattern in Northeast Assembly polls, former chief minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi said, "We knew we would perform poorly in Tripura and Nagaland".

Although it has become clear that the BJP is not a force to reckon with in Meghalaya, national politics dictated that Congress focus its energy on the BJP rather than NPP. Even as the trends in these elections emerged, Sarma was closer to Shillong than the Congress contingent, which had to undertake a tortuous seven-hour journey at the eleventh hour to reach the capital of Meghalaya to save their government.

Expressing confidence about forming the government in the state, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said, "We have 29 seats and need only two more".

The Bharatiya Janata Party registers a remarkable win in Tripura and is all set to end the Left Front's 25-year-rule.

BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday said that his party's impressive performance in the Northeast was a sign of things to come in the next few elections, and had energised the cadre for 2019.

On Saturday morning, counting of votes began in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya.

The CEO was also not able to provide the winning margins of all the candidates, including in the Noklak seat, where the BJP's H Haiying was reported to have won against three incumbent ministers and three-time victor P Longon by a margin of only five votes.

As his supporters beat drums and danced with joy, Modi tweeted that the people of India were reposing their faith in the positive and development-oriented agenda of his party. He also called Tripura verdict "epoch-making one".

"If the Left Front wins in Tripura then there might not be any chance of altering the political draft that has been adopted". The state, which was held by the CPM and the Left Front for the last 25 years, crumbled under the saffron surge.

A little on the soon-to-be-ex-CM Manik Sarkar, who despite serving four terms as the state's Chief Minister, is India's poorest current CM.

He also took an apparent dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, saying some people grow in designation but shrink in stature.

By 5: 30 PM, the BJP had won 30 seats and was leading on 5 seats in Tripura's 59 member legislative assembly.

On February 28, the Trinamool supremo said in the Bengal assembly that she would like to see the CPI (M) win the Tripura polls since that would serve "greater interests of the people".

While the BJP could manage just two seats in Meghalaya, its North-East Democratic Alliance partner National People's Party won 19. In 2014, Rio resigned as the chief minister and contested for the lone seat of Lok Sabha in Nagaland on November 7 and won.

During a high-voltage campaign, the Congress brought some of its top leaders and campaigned across the state like never before to save its bastion from the BJP's onslaught of a "Congress-mukt Bharat". In Meghalaya, it appeared likely that the Congress may not return to government if the regional parties can join hands with the BJP - whose own tally is low in this state - to push ahead of it.