BJP to form government in Tripura, hung assembly in Meghalaya and other top stories of the day


BJP to form govt in Nagaland, may ally with NPF: Rijiju

The BJP will form the next government in Nagaland with the help of other parties, Union minister and BJP in-charge for the state Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday, indicating that the party’s erstwhile ally NPF may align with it.

After Tripura poll debacle, CPI (M) may consider Yechuri line on alliance

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) laid the burden of defeat in Tripura on the doors of Congress, the party in a statement said that the BJP managed to consolidate all anti-Left votes by "appropriating the erstwhile main opposition party, the Congress".

Hung Assembly in Meghalaya, Congress single largest party

Meghalaya elected a hung Assembly on Saturday with the ruling Congress emerging as the single largest party after winning 21 seats out the 59 that went to polls last month.

The National People’s Party (NPP) was at the second position with 19 seats, according the results. The BJP, which contested 47 seats, could win only two.

Congress rushes Ahmed Patel, Kamal Nath to Meghalaya to explore government formation

With election trends projecting that the Congress could emerge as the single-largest party in Meghalaya, the party on March 3 rushed two senior leaders to the northeastern State to explore possibilities of forming a government.

People have rejected negative politics: Narendra Modi

After the impressive performance of the BJP and its allies in Tripura and Nagaland assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said people are reposing faith in the development-oriented agenda of the NDA and rejecting “negative and disconnected politics”.

Analysis: Advantage BJP in the Northeast

For the BJP, therefore, it is good news on all fronts to gain in areas they have not done well in previously and to further break the strait-jacket of being a northern, upper-caste Hindu party that can’t do well in areas where the demography is diverse. It has also demonstrated that it has the stomach for a fight and the will to break new ground.

India, Vietnam vow to jointly work for open Indo-Pacific

India and Vietnam on Saturday inked three pacts, including one on nuclear cooperation, and resolved to jointly work for an open Indo-Pacific, while calling for a rules-based regional architecture.

In their talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang also vowed to expand bilateral cooperation in several key sectors, including defence, oil and gas, and agriculture.

Trump’s shifting stance on guns leaves lawmakers baffled

In his quest to tackle gun violence, President Donald Trump has ricocheted between calling for tougher laws and declaring his fealty to the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms, leaving a trail of befuddled lawmakers and advocates in his wake.

CPI(M) was voted out as Tripura people were fed up with Manik Sarkar government: Himanta Biswa Sarma

The BJP will form the government after winning around 45 seats in the 60-member Tripura Assembly, Assam Minister and BJP in-charge for the State Himanta Biswa Sarma said on March 3.

The BJP and its ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura were leading in a majority of the constituencies whose trends were available, according to Election Commission sources in Agartala.

Last male northern white rhino takes a walk despite illness

Old and sick, the world’s last male northern white rhino has surprised his keepers by getting up and walking around. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya said on Twitter on Saturday that the rhino named Sudan moved during the night and took a “delicious mud bath” after rain fell.


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