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BJP President Amit Shah to meet RSS chief in Nagpur

SNS | New Delhi |

A day after BJP’s stunning victory in Northeast elections especially Tripura, party chief Amit Shah arrived in Nagpur on Sunday to meet RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at the organisation’s headquarters, officials said.

According to reports, Shah will be briefing Bhagwat on the performance of the BJP in the northeast elections and the duo will also discuss some organisational changes within the party.

Discussions may also be held on the names of the chief ministers in Tripura and Nagaland where the party is all set to form government while deliberate on a strategy to keep Congress out of power in Meghalaya.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday decimated the Left in Tripura — one of its last two citadels — with the party ousting the CPI-M from power after 25 long years.

The BJP and its ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), a tribal-dominated party, together won 43 out of 59 Tripura constituencies.

The party on its own won 35 seats, four more than the half-way mark, while its ally IPFT won eight seats. In a remarkable performance, the alliance swept all the 20 seats reserved for tribals.

In Nagaland, the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) won 27 of the 60 assembly seats while the BJP got 11. The BJP is forming a coalition government in Nagaland with its ally the National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) that won 16 seats.

Meghalaya voters returned a hung Assembly, with the ruling Congress emerging as the single largest party with 21 seats in the 60-member house, 10 shorts of the 31 seats needed to retain power.

With just two seats, the BJP is looking to stitch up an alliance with the National People’s Party (NPP) which emerged as the second largest party with 19 seats. The NPP is an ally of the BJP at the Centre, Rajasthan and Manipur.

The United Democratic Party (UDP), which is part of the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), has won six seats and the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) has won two seats. The UDP and HSPDP have a pre-poll alliance.