As the BJP sweeps through most of the north-eastern states of India with an unprecedented result, Republic TV talks to Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Calling it a tectonic shift, Prasad says, “Now Left is left only in Kerala. It is trying with the Congress in West Bengal. It has been wiped out in Tripura.”
“We had not even a single councillor in Tripura. I could see the hard task ahead of us. I'm so proud of our party president Amit Shah for putting forward the road map”, he adds.
Tripura went to polls on February 18 while voting in Meghalaya and Nagaland took place on February 27.
Around 92 per cent voting was recorded in Tripura while in Nagaland, over 75 per cent voters had exercised their franchise and 67 per cent votes were polled in Meghalaya.
The election was held for 59 out of 60 seats in each of the three Northeastern states.