Northeast India Election Results 2019 HIGHLIGHTS from Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Mizoram and Meghalaya: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA has so far managed to secure eight out of 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam. Leading in Assam’s primary seat at Gauhati, BJP candidate Queen Oja is in a tight contest with Congress’ candidate Bobbeeta Sharma. As Assam, the largest state in the northeast, accounts for 14 of the total seats, the saffron party has set a target to win 22. At present, the BJP has eight seats, besides two seats with its allies, in the entire northeast.
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According to Election Commission’s data, the latest figures show that BJP’s Kiren Rijiju has maintained a comfortable lead in Arunachal Pradesh West Lok Sabha seat with a margin of nearly 87,000 votes. Similar trends have been witnessed in Tripura, where both Lok Sabha seats have been well secured by the BJP.
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In 2014, the BJP had won seven seats and the Congress had won three. The All India United Democratic Front won three seats and the remaining seat went to an Independent candidate. The northeast went to the polls in three phases this election. Simultaneously, Assembly polls were also held for Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.