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North-east polls will be challenging for Modi’s party

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


The BJP is hoping for morale-boosting results ahead of several other state elections due this year and the 2024 parliamentary election, where it will be aiming to secure a third consecutive term nationally.


  • A win for an opposition player in Tripura could encourage anti-BJP parties in other states to emulate aspects of its strategy.
  • The BJP may find itself under renewed pressure nationally over the 2019 Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
  • Long-standing tensions linked to armed movements, inter-state rivalries and unfenced international borders in the north-east will endure.

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