Rituraj Sinha, one of the national spokespersons of the BJP, said that the BJP leadership has decided to contest on all 60 seats in Meghalaya to empower the state.
The anti-TMC campaign started a few months ago with the narrative that it is a “Bengali party”. The “outsiders’ party” tag was attached to it subsequently.
With 75 % of the voters being Christians, the central Congress leadership zeroed in on a Christian leader like Benny Behanan as one of the observers in Meghalaya.
The election manifesto, containing ten pledges, was released by TMC national secretary Abhishek Banerjee in Shillong on Tuesday.
Archery is part of the traditional rites of Indigenous people in Meghalaya with folk tales of its origins told for generations.
Housing the diverse genres of Orchid flower plants, the Orchidarium is supplying seed plants, cut flowers and potted plants of the multi-floral local and hybrid Orchid varieties to across the country.
The unaccounted cash was recovered from vehicles coming from Assam in three separate operations in Umkiang village in the Sutnga-Saipung assembly constituency, they said.
Tripura is seeing the rise of a new regional alliance of tribal parties and a shrill campaign for a tribal homeland.
The Congress and the Left are trying to regain the ground by stitching up an alliance.
With money flowing, elections in the Northeast (like elsewhere in India?) are a costly affair. The candidates are required to spend in crores. In places, they are required to gift even cars...
Assembly polls will be held in Tripura on February 16 and in Nagaland and Meghalaya on February 27, with the counting of votes scheduled for March 2.
This is perhaps the only football stadium in the Northeast where funds from the District Mineral Foundation Trust (DMFT) were used to roll out the artificial turf.
The pact was signed by Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma and his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma for demarcating the border in at least six of the 12 contested locations between the two states.
A single judge bench of the Meghalaya High Court on December 9 had ordered an interim stay on physical demarcation or erection of boundary posts on the ground in connection with the inter-state border
Sources said PDF MLAs Hamletson Dohling and Jason S Mawlong and HSPDP legislator Samlin Malngiang would join the NPP this week.
Trinamool Congress said the act amounted to “state-sponsored persecution of Christians”.
The scheme was launched to give succour to farmers. Under it, a seed money of Rs 5,000 is given to each farmer producers’ group to help it scale up operations.
The two legislators also resigned from the Assembly. In February this year, Congress suspended all its five MLAs in the state as they declared their support for the NPP-led MDA.
In her resignation letter to Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Ampareen Lyngdoh, who is a former minister, noted that the Congress has lost touch with the people of the state.
The Congress does not have a single MLA in Nagaland, just one in Tripura and five in Meghalaya.