BJP achieved a historic fate by securing victory in Tripura Assembly Elections 2018 today. From one per cent to over 50 per cent vote share with two years, BJP has achieved an unprecedented feat in the northeast states. And the party's performance has been commendable in Nagaland and Meghalaya as well.
In Nagaland, BJP-NDPP alliance was neck-and-neck with ruling NPF. While in Meghalaya, the party has been able to upset ruling Congress from a comfortable victory. (Follow full coverage on counting 3 North East states on India TV)
Following the favourable trends, the social media site Twitter erupted with pro-BJP messages from fans and celebrities:
Swapan Dasgupta tweeted:
"As a Bengali, I am extremely happy BJP has recovered its strong Bengali inheritance with its performance in Tripura. Ebar Bangla"
BJP Mahila Morcha leader, Priti Gandhi tweeted:
"Tripura 'Modi'fied!!! #TripuraElection2018"
CEO BlueCraft Digital foundation, Akhilesh Mishra, tweeted:
"IN 2013, BJP contested 50 (out of 60) seats in Tripura - lost deposit in 49. In 2018 BJP will form the government with absolute majority. || So what changed in these 5 years for this dramatic result? One word - choose your pick: #Modi, #AspirationalPolitics. #TripuraElections2018"
In a veiled attack on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy tweeted:
"Bambino ko Nani yaad agaya"
Shezad Poonawalla tweeted:
"#TripuraElection2018 Rahul Gandhi Mukt Tripura ; #NagalandElection2018 Rahul Gandhi Mukt Nagaland ; #MeghalayaElection2018 where Cong has a slight chance - Rahul Gandhi in Italy campaigning perhaps for general elections? Italy more important than North East?? Sigh"
Dr Dravid Frawley, noted Indologist Padma Vibhushan awardee, said BJP win shows bankruptcy of anti-India forces:
"BJP win in the Northeast shows the bankruptcy of Communist, Congress and anti-India forces. Saffron takes over the ruling Ishana direction of the country! #TripuraElection2018"
Self-styled fan of Paresh Rawal tweeted:
"LEFT is almost finished.. now they are only limited to Lit-Fest, Jantar-Mantar & NDTV studio."
"Incredible! Tripura, Nagaland & Meghalaya feel like one big happy family this afternoon. Strangers smiling at each other, Afternoon walkers hugging. Hope it lasts :) #TripuraElection2018"