Modi's BJP leads in India's northeast regional elections

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She had attacked the CPI-M for not participating in the all-party rally, which was called by RJD chief Lalu Prasad, in Bihar previous year.

In a setback to left politics in India on Saturday, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) lost the prestigious state of Tripura to a Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance, the first straight fight between the two rivals.

Earlier during the day, BJP leaders visited the UDP leaders at the residence of former CM- Dr Donkupar Roy in Laban.

"The BJP's vote share in the state has shot up to 40 percent from a mere 2.1 percent in 2013", she said. The tribal party won eight of the nine seats it had contested.

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"It is a very unexpected loss for the party. We should have given them the confidence that we could take the BJP on", a senior leader from Bengal said.

The Congress's euphoria over recent by-poll victories may have been punctured after the party's dismal performance in the Northeast, but its leaders believe the results will have no bearing on Karnataka, which they are confident of holding on to.

Elections were held for 59 seats and countermanded in one (tribal reserve Charilam seat) following the death of a CPI-M candidate a week before the February 18 polls. This election was different. "The results show the BJP, a political tool of the RSS, is capable of using all powers available to it, including money and muscle".

The BJP is also leading in another 12 constituencies and the IPFT in one.

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Report also received from Roing, Namsai and other place of state alongwith rest of country.

Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday tendered his resignation to Governor Tathagata Roy.

It said the result of Tripura Assembly has been most significant.

Deodhar's work has received praise from the Shiv Sena whose spokesperson, Sanjay Raut, said that he had emerged as the third person in the BJP, after PM Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, who could win elections.

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On the other hand, the CPI (M)-led Left Front, which had captured 50 of the 60 seats in the 2013 Assembly polls, is expected to secure almost 44 per cent this time, the EC source said. The party has also been reduced to just six members in the Rajya Sabha.

In the wake of electoral drubbing for the CPI-M in Tripura Assembly elections, social media trolls in Kerala on Saturday were busy rubbing the poll loss into the Left party's wounds, since Kerala now is the only Indian state in CPI-M kitty.

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