After Tripura victory, Amit Shah shifts focus to Odisha

He said the party's ally - Indigenous People's Front Of Tripura - will be part of the NDA government in the state.

The BJP will become a deciding party in Nagaland, not because of the number of seats that it won but because of the situation it is in as the NPF - a single largest party has come again forth to fix the alliance and claim that their ties were never broken.

Indeed the Modi-Shah combination has been successful in terminating the CPI-M in Tripura, the last surviving bastion for the Left if Kerala is discounted considering the trends of the voters who bring alternative party in power in every election in India's southern most state.

Besides tapping into the youth, the BJP made aggressive best efforts to break the CPI (M)'s stranglehold in 20 seats reserved for tribals, which possibly turned the ride in its favour.

Nagaland headed for a hung Assembly with no party or pre-poll alliance having a majority.

Neither Tripura, Meghalaya nor Nagaland have ever seen a BJP chief minister.

"With two more north-eastern states in its kitty, the BJP seems to be transforming into a truly national party".

In a series of tweets, Yechury said: "We will continue to oppose BJP and its divisive agenda not only in Tripura but all over India".

The people of Nagaland will approve a BJP-led coalition because they want a final resolution to the Naga problem while a framework agreement has already been signed, but kept secret.

The BJP was leading in 32 seats with its ally IPFT ahead in 8 seats. The former RSS volunteer is also the BJP's youngest chief in any state.

Smaller parties that have won 13 seats and three independents would play a decisive role in government formation. The media used to say that we are not Akhil Bhartiya. These results show what is going to happen in the next few elections...

Riding on Saturday's electoral victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah told BJP workers that their goal now should be to capture power in Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal and Odisha.

On the other hand, National General Secretary Ram Madhav expressed happiness over the results, saying the party was able to win due to their democratic method of contesting the elections.

Though, BJP had not declared any chief ministerial candidate, it is believed that Tripura BJP president Biplab Deb would succeed chief minister Manik Sarkar. BJP is set to end CPM's 25-year rule in Tripura and rise to power with an overwhelming mandate. The BJP government will begin to collapse after six to months what I reckon. BJP is poised to form a government in Nagaland too.

The BJP has smashed the Left citadel in Tripura and conquered wide swathes of the Northeast that was once considered a frontier forever out of its reach.

So the first battle that BJP had to win to get a foothold in the North East was against itself.

  • Leroy Wright