Fate of BJP in Meghalaya Assembly Elections 2018

Fate of BJP in Meghalaya Assembly Elections 2018

Polling for Meghalaya Asse,bly was done on February 27, 2018. The results of these elections were announced on 3 March 2018.

Before coming to results and further interpretation, let’s have a look at what the vedic astrologer Anirudh Kumar Mishra predicted on 12th February 2018 on his Twitter handle.
BJP is going to win the elections in #Meghalaya. pic.twitter.com/Qb08mrS6uX

— Anirudh Kumar Mishra (@Anirudh_Astro) February 12, 2018

However, the results proved otherwise and BJP could manage to win only 2 seats out of 59 seats. The screenshot of the results is produced below from Wikipedia.

Meghalaya Assembly Elections 2018 results

Now if we consider the prediction, the results seem to contradict it because Congress emerged as the single largest party in these elections while BJP could manage to win only a couple of seats. But what transpired subsequently puts substantial life in the prediction.

After emerging as the single largest party in Meghalaya, Congress sent in its two heavyweight leaders to negotiate for alliance so that it could form a government in Meghalaya but they failed in their efforts and BJP roped an alliance with National People’s Party (NPP), and NPP President Conrad Sangama submitted a letter of support from 34 MLAs to the Governor. Read the news here.

So even after after emerging as the single largest party in the state, Congress failed to form government and BJP despite getting only 2 seats stitched an alliance and became a part of the government under Conrad Sangama who took swore in as Chief Minister on 6th March. Thus the prediction came true in the sense that BJP did end up being a part in the government.