Guwahati, Feb 28: Even as the results of the Assembly election in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura over, are expected on March 2, the convenor of North East Development Alliance (NEDA) and senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma today claimed that there will be National Democratic Alliance (NDA) governments in all these states once again.
Talking to media here today, the chief minister of Assam said BJP will be heading the government in Tripura as it is today while the party will be part of the ruling coalition both in Meghalaya and Nagaland.
The BJP leader who has played a crucial role as NEDA convenor in the region in facilitating BJP in power in all the NE states as on date, ruled out the possibility of alliance with either Congress or Trinamool Congress in any of these three states where elections were held on February 27.
He predicted that there would be hardly any change of chief ministers in all the three states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland while he declined to predict the number of seats that BJP is going to win in each of these states.
“Why ask me to predict the number of seats BJP is winning in these states? Wait for the results to be declared on March 2,” Sarma said.
The NEDA is a brainchild of the BJP and this platform has been used by the BJP to make deep inroads into the political demography of the eight NE states by working up ties with regional parties of these states. The NEDA-design has already worked wonders for the BJP which is now in power in all the states in the region cobbling up coalitions with regional political parties. The chief minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma has been the key strategist for the BJP in this region after formation of the NEDA.