He said every Indian was concerned that this "assumption of power "at any cost" and "by any means" by the BJP isn't blinding it into destabilising the entire northeastern region". Acharya has invited the three-time chief minister to form a government. The Gujarat Assembly elections in December showed that this government has failed rural India and as far as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are concerned, it's unlikely that BJP will be able to retain these states unless the Prime Minister can manage to advance general election to coincide with the state polls later this year.
"The rise of the BJP is a cause of concern". Moreover, these regional parties are not only major political forces in their respective states, they also hold a small but very significant vote shares in other parts of the country, which will help the Congress Party to gain in states where it dominates.
Earlier in the day, the Governor said the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader Rio, who claimed the support of 32 MLAs, had the majority and should form the Government.
BJP and NDPP together bagged 30 seats.
These two constituencies are symbolically extremely important for both BJP and opposition parties as the present Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister were elected from there in 2014.
"Communists appeared to have thrown in the towels and surrendered to the BJP; it is not known whether Communist leaders were threatened by Central investigating agencies".
An order signed on Sunday by EC Secretary Arvind Kumar said a tabulation error made by the Returning Officer on Saturday led to the declaration of N.R. Zeliang of the Naga People's Front (NPF) as the victor of the Tenning constituency instead of Namri Nchang of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP). CPM, the largest party of the Left Front, enjoyed a brute majority in the state for five consecutive terms.
The tribal party won eight of the nine seats it had contested. The only thing the BJP talked about in states like Nagaland was development and progress.
A party leader claimed the BJP's victory in the Northeast was an "aberration" that did not reflect the country-wide "resurgence of the Congress". It took Prakash Karat's "toppling game against UPA-1" for AICC to finally allow Bengal Congress to side with Trinamool to deliver a deathblow to Left rule in Bengal.
To what extent is the Congress responsible for the BJP's rise in the Northeast?
"Both states have one fact in common: the left (communist) rule for decades that had made the cadres apathetic and nearly bourgeois in their approach to government and politics", said Seema Mustafa, a political analyst who runs the Centre for Policy Analysis think tank in New Delhi.