Post-election alliances

Print edition : June 08, 2018

2002, Jammu and Kashmir: The National Conference emerges as the single largest party with 28 seats of the 87 seats in the Assembly. The Peoples Democratic Party and the Congress form a post-election alliance with the support of Independents and other parties and form the government with 45 seats.

2005, Jharkhand:</TypographyTag14> The BJP emerges as the single largest party with 30 seats in the 81-member Assembly. But the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha claims the support of 41 members, with the support of the Congress and other parties, and forms the government.

2013, Delhi: The BJP is the single largest party with 31 seats in the 70-member Assembly. The Aam Aadmi Party gets the support of the Congress, and with 35 MLAs, forms the government.

2017, Manipur: The Congress is the single largest party with 28 out of 60 seats in the Assembly. The BJP, aligning with the Naga People’s Front and other regional parties, forms the government, claiming the support of 31 MLAs.

2017, Goa: The Congress becomes the single largest party with 18 seats in the 40-member Assembly. A post-election alliance of the BJP, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, the Goa Forward Party and two Independents comes to power with 21 members.

2018, Meghalaya: The Congress emerges as the single largest party with 21 seats in the 60-member Assembly. The National People’s Party-BJP combine forms the government with the support of other parties. The NPP won 19 seats and the BJP just two seats.

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