North-East: The new ground zero of Indian politics3 min read . Updated: 05 Mar 2018, 01:42 AM IST
The BJP has replaced the Congress as the principal political pole in the North-East
Last Saturday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, rewrote the political lexicon of the North-East. By winning Tripura in a landslide and now sniffing power in Nagaland and Meghalaya, the saffron party has replaced the Congress—just like it has done nationally—as the principal political pole in the region. If it indeed does succeed in forming the government in Nagaland and Meghalaya, then the BJP would be in power in six of the seven states in the region.
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