Poll schedule for Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland announced

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The Election Commission on Thursday announced the dates for the two phased Assembly elections in the north eastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland.

Tripura will go to polls on February 18 while Meghalaya and Nagaland will vote on February 27. The strength of the three Houses is 60 members each. It will be a single day polling in all the states.

The Election Commission today announced the schedule for the Assembly elections in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Meghalaya and Mizoram this year to launch BJP's campaign for the upcoming assembly election in the states.

The BJP is trying to make inroads in these three states while the Congress and the Left are seeking to retain their foothold.

These elections hold important positions in the Congress and BJP, which are generally concerned for the results in the bigger states such as Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The Left Front has been ruling Tripura for the past 24 years, media reports said. Just last month, five Congress MLAs, including deputy chief minister Rowell Lyngdoh, had quit the party criticising the chief minister's "autocratic style of functioning" reducing the Sangma government into a minority.

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Although, no one from the third gender has come forward to register in the revised electoral rolls, Kharkongor said that 86,890 first-timers between the age of 18 and 19, were registered in these rolls.

Nagaland is under the Naga people's Front and both the parties will want to win a majority in the election.

However, a split would become imminent if the party severs ties with BJP which will charge up the political scene in the state. Last year, the BJP virtually snatched Manipur from the Congress that got more seats in the assembly election but was late to stitch a coalition.

There is a possibility of BJP entering into an alliance with other regional parties and wooing Congress MLAs and independents to its fold to deliver yet another blow to the grand old party that is slowly losing its political relevance in the region.

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