Counting for the assembly elections in the three northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland is currently underway with parties posing a tough fight to their rivals. In Tripura, the BJP is leading in 30 seats, the ruling Manik Sarkar-led Left Front in 28 seats, others in 1 seat. In Meghalaya, the ruling Congress is leading in 24 seats, others in 15 seats, the NPP in 11 seats and the BJP in 5 seats. In Nagaland, the ruling NPF is leading in 31 seats, BJP's regional ally NDPP is leading in 25 seats, and others are leading in 2 seats. The Congress is leading in 1 seat. The counting began at 8 am. Results are expected by the afternoon. Tripura went to the polls on February 18 while elections in Meghalaya and Nagaland were held on February 27.