The BJP and its ally Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) were leading in 40 out of 59 constituencies, trends showed on Saturday. T
In Tripura, the BJP -- which had no MLAs in the outgoing assembly and had polled just 1.5% votes in the 2013 elections, losing deposits in 49 of the 50 constituencies it contested secured over 42% of votes in the February 18 elections.
In Nagaland, the National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) was leading ahead of the ruling Naga Peoples Front (NPF) while the Congress took the lead in Meghalaya although it did not cross the halfway mark. The BJP is looking to form coalition government in both the states.
Tripura went to the polls on February 18 while elections in Meghalya and Nagaland were held on February 27.