Sinlung /
26 May 2014

Winning Northeast Candidates Promise To Work For Development

Guwahati, May 26 : Guwahati was in a celebratory mood after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to win seven of the fourteen parliamentary seats in Assam that were up for grabs in the recently held general elections.

The Congress and the All India United Democratic Front managed to win three seats each, while an independent won one seat.

A local going by the name of Biswojit said: "Food, clothing and housing are the three basic requirements that need to be taken care of. In Assam, if you see, outside Guwahati, there is a major problem of electricity. That should be solved. Floods and infiltration are major problems. The new government should look into all of this."

In Manipur, the Congress won both the Lok Sabha seats of Inner Manipur and Outer Manipur. In Tripura, the ruling CPI-M won both Lok Sabha seats.

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said: "I hope that the two candidates who will be representing our state in the parliament after winning here, will keep in mind the massive support given by the people of Tripura, and accordingly, will work towards fulfilling their duties."

Meanwhile, in Arunachal Pradesh, both the Congress and the BJP managed to get a seat each in the two constituencies.

The Congress also won 40 out of 60 seats in the assembly election.

Nabam Tuki, who was sworn in as chief minister for a second consecutive term, and placed emphasis on working towards development of the state.

"My priority has been given in my election manifesto where I have given priority to youth development, then social security, infrastructure development and communications," Tuki said.

In Sikkim, Mizoram and Nagaland, the lone Lok Sabha seats were retained by the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front, the Congress and the Naga People's Front respectively.

In Meghalaya, while the Congress retained the Shillong constituency, the Tura constituency went to the National People's Party.


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