EC To Announce Dates For Meghalaya, Tripura & Nagaland Polls Today


New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) will announce the poll dates for Assembly elections in Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland in the national capital on Thursday.

The Legislative Assembly elections 2018 in Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland will be conducted in a single phase. The polling in all the three states is likely to be held in February.

Currently, Meghalaya has Congress government, with Mukul Sangana serving as a Chief Minister.

In Tripura, the current government is of CPI-M, with Manik Sarkar as CM; Also TR Zeliang is the CM of Nagaland, who comes from Nagaland People’s Front.

The elections will prove to be a litmus test for Bharatiya Janta Party, who have had a lose grip on North-Eastern states and have been trying to establish themselves there.

Congress on the other hand has relatively stronger hold in the North-Eastern part of the country.

Currently, BJP has formed a government in 19 states. It will be interesting to see if the party has been able to woo the North-Eastern voters.