Agartala/Kohima/Shillong: Putting up a remarkable show, the BJP and its alliance partner, Indigenous People's Front of Tripura, surged ahead of the ruling CPI-M-led Left Front in the counting of votes for the 59 assembly constituencies in Tripura on Saturday.
BJP and ally IPFT lead in 37 seats out of 54 for which trends are available, per EC sources.
Polling has been countermanded in one constituency of the 60-strong assembly following the death of a CPI-M candidate a week before the February 18 polls.
In Nagaland, The BJP-NDPP alliance is leading in 18 seats while the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) in 15, as per trends available for 35 constituencies for the Nagaland Assembly, Election Commission sources said today.
Chief Minister T R Zeliang of the NPF is leading over his nearest NDPP rival Iherie Ndang by over 4500 votes from Peren constituency.
The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) is leading in 12 seats while its ally the BJP in six.
NDPP chief and former chief minister Neiphiu Rio has already been declared uncontested from Northern Angamai-II seat.
The National People's Party (NPP) and the Janata Dal (United) are leading in one seat each, the sources said.
In Meghalaya, The Congress is leading in 18 seats followed by the National People's Party (NPP) in 10 as trends are available for 43 seats in the Meghlaya Assembly elections.
According to sources, senior Congress leaders Ahmed Patel and Kamal Nath left for Shillong this morning to work out possible tie-ups with independents in Meghalaya to form a government there.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma is leading in Songsak constituency. He is also contesting in Ampati seat.
While the United Democratic Party (UDP) is leading in five, the People's Democratic Front (PDF) is leading in four.
Both the BJP and Independents are leading in three constituencies.
Polling for 59 seats of the 60-member Assembly was held on February 27. A Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate was killed in an IED blast, which resulted in countermanding of the polls in one seat.