March 2 Polls in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya Amidst tight security, the northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland will conduct the vote counting process on Thursday, March 2.
Nagaland and Meghalaya state assembly elections were held on February 27. Voters in Tripura elected a new state government on February 16. The results of all the three states will be declared simultaneously on March 2.
More than twenty people have been detained in 18 violent incidents over the past two days since the election in Tripura on February 16. Voting was completed by 89.95% of the electorate in Tripura. Although Nagaland reported an overall voter turnout of 84%, Meghalaya reported a participation rate of 76.27%.
To ensure a peaceful vote-counting procedure, security has been increased in all three states. DGP Amitabh Ranjan, according to a top official, would closely watch the preparations being made in Tripura.
Key representatives from Tripura, including the chief secretary, DGP, and chief electoral officer (CEO), have visited each district to make the necessary arrangements. Across the state, checkpoints have been placed, and patrolling has been beefed up.
A total of 352 candidates ran for 59 seats in each of the two northeastern states of Nagaland and Meghalaya. The Bhartiya Janata Party is anticipated to maintain control of Tripura, return to power in Nagaland, presumably with a coalition, and increase its position in Meghalaya, according to exit poll findings for the three states. In each of the three states, exit polls indicate that the Congress will lose.
The BJP alliance is anticipated to win 36 seats in Tripura, while the Left Front would only be able to win 6 to 11 seats, according to exit polls done by Axis My India.