Northeast polls: Left regains power in Tripura
Agartala, Feb 28 : The Left Front under the chief ministership of Manik Sarkar retained power for fifth straight term by winning the Assembly polls by a huge margin as counting of votes of the Assembly elections held in three northeastern states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura is currently underway on Thursday.
The ruling Naga People's Front or NPF is leading in Nagaland while the Congress-UDP coalition is ahead in Meghalaya.
In Tripura, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) led Left Front has won 45 seats and is leading in five seats in the 60-member Assembly.
The Congress has won seven seats and is leading in three seats till results were showing at 3:00 pm.
In Meghalaya, the Congress-UDP coalition has won 15 seats and is leading in 24 seats.
The Congress has won 11 seats while the UDP has clinched four.
In Nagaland, the NPF has won 23 seats and is leading in 10 seats in the 60-member Assembly.
The Congress has won four seats and is leading in three seats.
The Assembly polls in Tripura was held on Feb 14.
Polling to elect a new Assemblies in Meghalaya and Nagaland was held on Feb 23.