Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya went to polls last month. The counting of votes will begin shortly. All three states have a 60-member House each but polling took place in only 59 — after two candidates died in Meghalaya and Tripura and former chief minister Neiphiu Rio of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) elected unopposed in Nagaland. Here are some names and numbers that matter.

 

TRIPURA

Ruling Party: Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Current Chief  Minister: Manik Sarkar

Polling date: February 18, 2018

Turnout: 89.96%

Total Seats: 60

Seats Break-Up: 30 General, 30 Reserved (20 for SC candidates, 10 for ST candidates)

Voting Population: 25,69,216

Total polling stations: 3,214

Total Candidates: 297

Parties in the fray: CPI(M), BJP, IPTF

2013 Assembly Polls:

CPI(M): 49

INC: 10

CPI: 1

 

NAGALAND

Ruling Party: Naga People’s Front

Current Chief  Minister: TR Zeliang

Polling date: February 27, 2018

Turnout: 75%

Total Seats: 60

Seats Break-Up: 30 General, 30 Reserved (20 for SC candidates, 10 for ST candidates)

Voting Population: 11,89,264

Total polling stations: 3,214

Total Candidates: 196

Parties in the fray: NDPP, BJP, NPF, Congress

2013 Assembly Polls:

NPF: 38

INC: 8

Independents: 8

BJP: 1

JD(U): 1

NCP: 4

 

MEGHALAYA

Ruling Party: Indian National Congress

Current Chief  Minister: Mukul Sangma

Polling date: February 27, 2018

Turnout: 74.62%

Total Seats: 60

Seats Break-Up: 55 Reserved (for SC candidates) 5 General

Voting Population: 18,30,104

Total polling stations: 3,082

Total Candidates: 372

Main parties in the fray: INC, BJP, NPP, PDF

2013 Assembly Polls:

Indian National Congress: 29

Independent: 13

National People’s Party: 2

Nationalist Congress Party: 2

North East Social Democratic Party: 1

United Democratic Party: 8

Garo National Council: 1

Hill State People’s Democratic Party: 4