Mumbai, January 28: The Election Commission on January 18 announced the poll schedule for Assembly Elections 2023 in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland. Voting for the assembly elections in Tripura will be held on February 16 while Nagaland and Meghalaya will go to poll on February 27. The election results of all three states, Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland will be declared together on March 2.

It must be noted that the term of Legislative Assemblies of Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura will expire on March 12, March 15 and March 22 respectively. Elections for the Meghalaya state assembly, which consists of 60 seats will be held in a single phase. At present, Conrad Sangma-led National People’s Party (NPP) has 20 seats in the 60 seat assembly. Tripura Assembly Elections 2023: From Polling to Results and Electrical Fight Between Left Front and BJP, Know Key Facts About State Polls Held in 2018.

As per a report, the National People's Party is likely to retain power once again. This time, Conrad Sangma-led party is expected to form majority without any alliance. After the 2018 assembly election results were declared, the NPP formed government with its leader Conrad Sangam taking oath as 12th Chief Minister of the state. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) sat in the assembly as opposition.

Seats Won by Each Party in 2018 Meghalaya Assembly Election:

Party Seats
National People’s Party 19
Congress 21
United Democratic Party 6

Result of Meghalaya Assembly Election 2018:

The 2018 assembly election in Meghalaya witnessed a nail biting fight between Congress and the National People's Party with the grand old party emerging as the single-largest party with 21 seats, however, they failed to cross the majority mark of 31 seats to form government. Meanwhile, Conrad Sangma's NPP which won 19 seats, went on to form government in the state with the help of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which won 2 seats, United Democratic Party (UDP) party which won 6 seats and other regional parties. Meghalaya Assembly Elections 2023: Congress Releases List of 55 Candidates For Upcoming State Polls, Check Names Here.

Back then, the incumbent Congress government, which was led by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, failed to retain power even after wining the most number of seats. After the Assembly Election Results were declared, the state witnessed a hung assembly as no party could cross the majority mark of 31. Later, NPP's Conrad Sangma announced the formation of government in the state. Following which, he was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya.

While in the 2018 Meghalaya Assembly Election the BJP supported NPP to form a government, it is to be seen whether the saffron party emulates its Gujarat Assembly Election 2022 success in the state or no

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