Nagaland Election Results Highlights: "Will Continue Alliance With BJP," Says Chief Minister TR Zeliang Ahead Of Final Tally

Nagaland election result :The Naga People's Front with BJP's support is in power under the chief ministership of TR Zeliang, but the BJP is fighting against the NPF in this election.

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Nagaland Election Results Highlights: 'Will Continue Alliance With BJP,' Says Chief Minister TR Zeliang Ahead Of Final Tally

Nagaland Election Results: 59 of the 60 constituencies in Nagaland went to polls on February 27.

The results of the Nagaland assembly election 2018 will be out today as counting is underway. Neiphiu Rio of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) told NDTV that BJP and NDPP are in alliance, and that they have a seat-sharing agreement. "PM Modi is the star of country for his decisiveness and able leadership." Mr Rio said. Chief Minister TR Zeliang said his party's alliance with the BJP will continue, in what could be seen as a sudden turn of events. The state has 60 assembly constituencies, of which 59 are reserved for Scheduled Tribes and one for a general candidate. The number of candidates who contested the Nagaland assembly election 2018 was 196. Of these, five were women. The Naga People's Front with BJP's support is in power under the chief ministership of TR Zeliang, but the BJP is fighting against the NPF in this election. The Naga Accord, also known as the Framework Agreement, is one of the most important issues in Nagaland. Today's results will decide the future of the Framework Agreement signed between the armed group NSCN(IM) and the centre, depending on which party comes to power. Some of the main candidates to look in Nagaland are TR Zeliang and Neiphiu Rio.

Here are the highlights of the Nagaland election results 2018:




Mar 03, 2018
20:29 (IST)
Tripura result is CPIM's loss, not BJP's credit: Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee termed the election result in Tripura as "CPI-M's loss" and claimed that the BJP will itself suffer a crushing defeat in the 2019 general elections.

"It is not BJP's victory but a defeat of the CPI-M (in Tripura). They suffered this loss due to their pride, immorality and total surrender. They have showered money in Tripura like water from a hosepipe, did things with the EVM, took thousands of people from outside states and used the central force in their favour during the elections but the CPI-M was silent all along," Banerjee said, adding if CPI-M would not have surrendered, things could have been different.
Mar 03, 2018
19:33 (IST)
"It is the CPM which used muscle power. Congress is not relevant in contest of Nagaland and Tripura," Mr Madhav said
Mar 03, 2018
19:32 (IST)
"We are extremely happy about the outcome in Nagaland. We contested 20 seats and won 12 seats. Together with NDPP we have enough members to form the next government," senior BJP leader Ram Madhav said.
Mar 03, 2018
18:25 (IST)
The BJP has won 9 seats so far, and is leading in 2 seats. Chief Minister TR Zeliang's Naga People's Front has won 23 seats, and is leading in 3 seats.
Mar 03, 2018
17:19 (IST)
Senior BJP leader Ram Madhav is holding meetings at the airport. The BJP and its new partner Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) are ahead in 32 of Nagaland's 60 seats. It needs 31 to form government.
Mar 03, 2018
16:36 (IST)
Nagaland Election results: Of the 59 assembly seats, 26 of them have been declared. NPF gets 13 seats, BJP wins 7 and NDPP gets 5. 
Mar 03, 2018
16:27 (IST)



Amit Shah in Delhi as results for Nagaland awaits:
  • In Nagaland, BJP has 10 seats.
  • These results show people of northeast want progress, peace and deliverance from violence
  • BJP used to be known as a party of the Hindi belt but that has changed now
  • Left not right for any corner of India
Mar 03, 2018
16:08 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted as counting is underway in Nagaland, "Thank you Nagaland for supporting @BJP4Nagaland and our valued ally. I assure my sisters and brothers of Nagaland that we will continue to work for the progress and prosperity of Nagaland. I applaud the tireless work of the local BJP unit." 
Mar 03, 2018
15:58 (IST)

Nagaland Chief Minister NPF candidate TR Zeliang retained Peren constituency defeating NDPP rival Iherie Ndang by 5,432 votes, said Press Trust of India quoting Election Commission sources.

Mr Zeliang bagged 14,064 votes in the the last assembly election in 2013, he had won the seat by a margin of 2,636 votes.
Mar 03, 2018
15:51 (IST)

Nagaland Chief Minister NPF candidate TR Zeliang retained Peren constituency defeating NDPP rival Iherie Ndang by 5,432 votes, said Press Trust of India quoting Election Commission sources.

Mr Zeliang bagged 14,064 votes while in the last Assembly election in 2013, he had won the seat by a margin of 2,636 votes.
Mar 03, 2018
15:33 (IST)
Election Results 2018: BJP Ousts Tripura's Sarkar After 20 Years, Meghalaya Hung - 10 Points
The BJP has ended the two-decade run of the CPM's Manik Sarkar as Tripura chief minister. The party and its new regional partner Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party have also pulled ahead in Nagaland and will form government if they hold on to current leads. 
Mar 03, 2018
15:25 (IST)

Nagaland Election: Results for 17 seats of the 59 seats declared. NPP wins 10. NDPP wins 3 and BJP gets 3 seats.
Mar 03, 2018
15:14 (IST)

Kiren Rijiju, BJP to NDTV

We have electoral alliance with NDPP in Nagaland. We should be able to form government.
Mar 03, 2018
14:29 (IST)

Chief Minister TR Zeliang of NPF wins Peren constituency. Neiphiu Rio was elected unopposed in Nagaland even before the results were declared 

Mar 03, 2018
14:15 (IST)
Nagaland Election: Results for 6 seats have been announced, as of 2 pm: NPP wins 4 seats, BJP partner NDPP wins 2.
Mar 03, 2018
13:19 (IST)

TR Zeliang, NPF 
  • Election is an election. Sometimes we get unexpected results. But we are confident we will get majority along with our allies.
  • We are continuing with alliance (with BJP), we have not parted at any point of time. I have two ministers in my cabinet from BJP.
  • Some leaders of the BJP are in touch with us. Don't know if NDPP will come back.
  • Himanta Biswa Sarma, Kiren Rijiju are in talks with us.
  • We welcome the BJP if they want to be part of the government.
Mar 03, 2018
12:49 (IST)


The BJP-NDPP alliance is leading in 21 seats while the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) in 16, show early trends for 44 constituencies, Press Trust of India said quoting Election Commission sources.

Chief Minister TR Zeliang of the NPF is leading over his NDPP rival Iherie Ndang by over 4000 votes from Peren constituency.
Mar 03, 2018
12:44 (IST)

Neiphiu Rio, NDPP on possibility of BJP going with NPF
  • I find it amusing. The NPF had criticised the BJP over the issue of Naga traditions, etc. 
  • BJP will have to decide who their real friends are. 
Mar 03, 2018
12:41 (IST)
Tripura Election Results Live: Manik Sarkar's 20-Year Run Under Threat From BJP
Counting of votes in the hotly contested Tripura assembly election 2018 is underway. The BJP is depending on the party's Tripura chief Biplab Kumar Deb to deliver results and replicate the Bharatiya Janata Party's other victories in Assam and Manipur in the north east.
Mar 03, 2018
12:36 (IST)

Mohd Ali Khan, Congress

North-East Democratic Alliance - NEDA is not like NDA. It has a weaker alliance. The credit for Nagaland does not go to the BJP, it goes to the local parties. 
Mar 03, 2018
11:59 (IST)

Ram Madhav, BJP 

In Nagaland, NDPP and BJP alliance is performing well and we think we will get adequate numbers to form government. The information is coming at a slow pace, counting is also very slow.
Mar 03, 2018
11:48 (IST)

Chief Minister TR Zeliang of the Naga People's Front leading in Peren constituency. BJP candidates KL Chishi and Y Patton leading in Atoizu and Tyui respectively. Overall trends for the 60 seats show the BJp partner-NDPP with 32 seats and the NPF leading in 24. 
Mar 03, 2018
11:38 (IST)

The ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) leading in 11 seats, followed by the NDPP in 10 seats as early per trends for 25 constituencies, news agency PTI quoted Election Commission sources.

Chief Minister TR Zeliang of the NPF is leading from Nagaland's Peren constituency.
Mar 03, 2018
11:36 (IST)

Neiphiu Rio, NDPP 
  • It's appearing to be a close fight but hope our alliance will get all the required votes
  • PM Modi is the star of country for his decisiveness and able leadership
  • BJP and NDPP are in alliance, we have a seat-sharing agreement
  • The main issue is the peace accord which needs to be resolved
Mar 03, 2018
11:23 (IST)

Nalin Kohli, BJP to NDTV

In Nagaland, the tribal voters have predominantly supported the NPF, NDPP and the Congress. The non-tribal vote is largely expected to go the BJP.
Mar 03, 2018
10:42 (IST)

NDTV's Monideepa Banerjie in Nagaland:
  • Nobody is sure of what will happen next in Nagaland. NPF Chief TR Zeliang regrets the manner in which BJP ditched them for the NDPP
  • A key issue in Nagaland is the BJP vs Christianity, While BJP offers of take senior citizens to Jerusalem for free, Congress said it would do so with a subsidy
Mar 03, 2018
10:35 (IST)

Aijaz Ilmi, BJP to NDTV

The allegations we just heard from Shurhozelie Liezietsuabout money, alcohol in Nagaland seems to have been just reversed. 
Mar 03, 2018
10:32 (IST)

Kiren Rijiju, BJP

Nagaland polls are crucial. Those not in alliance with us also want to join us. There is no possibility of the Congress winning. 
Mar 03, 2018
09:59 (IST)

Praveen Dawar, Congress to NDTV: 

The NPP may reconsider their alliance with BJP, they may take the Congress' side

Mar 03, 2018
09:42 (IST)


Nagaland results: Initial trends show ruling NPF leads closely followed by Neiphiu Rio's Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP). 
Mar 03, 2018
09:29 (IST)

The Nagaland assembly election can be seen as a battle between Chief Minister TR Zeliang belonging to Naga People's Front and his predecessor Neiphiu Rio, who was once TR Zeliang's colleague but then has launched his own party -- the NDPP (Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party). 
Mar 03, 2018
08:56 (IST)
  • Neiphiu Rio, ex-Chief Minister, already elected unopposed in Nagaland
  • Neiphiu Rio's NDPP, backed by BJP, predicted to win against ruling NPF
  • BJP walked out of ruling NPF alliance to tie up with Rio's party
  • Neiphiu Rio was elected from the only Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland in 2014 
Mar 03, 2018
08:52 (IST)

Himanta Biswa Sarma to NDTV:
  • If we win Tripura and if we can regain Nagaland, have government in Meghalaya, then our expansion in North East will be complete, barring Mizoram. Today will be a big day.
  • I am sure we will have majority in Nagaland with our allied partner. 
  • I want to concentrate only on the election result. BJP fought election with NDPP and former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. Confident both of us will have majority.
Mar 03, 2018
08:46 (IST)
North East Assembly Elections 2018: BJP Eyes 3/3 As Votes Are Counted in Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland Today - 10 Points
The BJP and the ruling CPM are neck and neck in very early rounds of counting of votes in Tripura; the BJP hopes to end the two-decade run of the Left party's Manik Sarkar as chief minister. Counting of votes began at 8 this morning for assembly elections in three Northeastern states - Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura. 
Mar 03, 2018
08:41 (IST)
Mar 03, 2018
08:38 (IST)
Jai Kumar, Congress to NDTV:

We will form government in Meghalaya. In other 2 states, Congress is not very strong. Money flowed like water in Nagaland. Congress didn't use shortcuts or money power.
Mar 03, 2018
08:35 (IST)
In Nagaland, 349 tables in 17 centres across the state have been set up for the counting of votes, its Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha said.

Votes in Nagaland are being counted in the presence of the candidates and their agents under the supervision of the respective district returning officers and assistant returning officers, State Additional CEO N Moa Aier told news agency PTI.

Mar 03, 2018
08:29 (IST)

Vikram Chandra and his panel of experts in the studio as counting begins in Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura. 
Mar 03, 2018
08:27 (IST)

Polling for 59 of the 60 Assembly seats was held in the north-eastern state on February 27. Former chief minister and NDDP president Neiphiu Rio has been declared elected uncontested from Northern Angami II seat.
Mar 03, 2018
08:24 (IST)
Live Election Results 2018: Stakes High In Tripura, Meghalaya And Nagaland
Counting of votes has begun in the three north east states - Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura. The results of the high-stakes assembly elections in the three states will be known later today. The BJP is looking to take all the three north east states, confident of its performance after its two successive victories in Assam and Manipur in the last two years.
Mar 03, 2018
08:17 (IST)
If the National People's Party (NPP) is to win substantial number of seats in the Meghalaya Assembly Polls, and if the BJP wins considerably, then reports suggest that the BJP could give support NPP from the outside.

Mar 03, 2018
08:13 (IST)

Four prominent parties are fighting the poll battle in Nagaland - Nagaland People's Front (NPF), Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC). The BJP contested the elections in alliance with the newly-formed National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), led by former chief minister Neiphiu Rio. The ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) fielded 58 candidates. The BJP fielded candidates from 20 seats while Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) contested from 40 constituencies. Congress fielded 18 candidates in Nagaland Assembly Election 2018. In the 60-member Nagaland assembly elections, a party would need 31 seats to get a clear majority.

Mar 03, 2018
08:12 (IST)
Counting begins for the 59 constituencies in Nagaland 
Mar 03, 2018
07:53 (IST)
Nagaland Assembly Elections 2018: According to the State Election Commission, 11,91,513 electorates were eligible to cast their vote on February 27. Of this, 6,01,707 were men and 5,89,804  women. On 2187 polling stations, Nagaland saw around 75 per cent voter turnout as it was marred by violent clashes between supporters of the Naga People's Front (NPF) and the newly-floated Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP). The 2013 Assembly elections turnout in Nagaland was 90.57 per cent.
Mar 03, 2018
07:44 (IST)

Nagaland comprises of 60 assembly constituencies. A total of 59 constituencies are reserved for Scheduled Tribes and one for a general candidate. The number of candidates who contested the 2018 assembly elections in Nagaland is 196. Of these, five are women.  After 54 years of statehood and 12 assembly elections, Nagaland is yet to see any woman representative in the Assembly.
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