The stellar showing by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in state elections in the north-eastern states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya on Saturday showed the party is successfully widening its sphere of influence from northern and central India, said analysts.
The BJP won by a landslide in the state of Tripura, ending over two decades of rule of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). In the other two Christian-majority states of Nagaland and Meghalaya, it came to power in savvy alliances with local parties.
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