Its vote share is likely to dip to slightly over two per cent, the EC source said.
Accepting the People's mandate, HSPDP supremo Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit said the regional alliance will take a decision when it meets. A total of 290 candidates, including 23 women, of the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist, CPI, BJP and Congress and many independents, were in the fray.
Taking about the victory in the state of Tripura and Nagaland, Prime Minister Modi said that now the time has come when the election analysts in India need to understand the journey from "No one to One". The NDPP-BJP alliance has secured near simple majority in Nagaland. "We hope that they will join us", Pala said. The women's wing also celebrated the victory through traditional dance and distributed candies. The BJP, which was hitherto a marginal player in Tripura politics, having failed to clinch even a single seat in the state in the last polls, has already won a majority on its own. In contrast, the CPI-M had a lacklustre campaign. "The results show the BJP, a political tool of the RSS, is capable of using all powers available to it, including money and muscle".
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"We have told our students' parents that they should all vote for the BJP too". In a statement, the Parliamentary Board party thanked the voters of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya for reposing overwhelming support for the BJP, its allies and friendly parties.
"Hindutva is the very strong basis of the BJP, and at some point this is going to lead to a crisis here", he said.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paused his speech midway as soon as Azaan (Muslim prayer) began from a nearby mosque. The win boosts the BJP ahead of next year's national elections.
"The BJP will bring a similar change in Bengal".