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Meghalaya Assembly bypoll results: Counting of votes begin, CM Sangma leading

PTI
Published Aug 27, 2018, 10:35 am IST
Updated Aug 27, 2018, 10:35 am IST
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma is contesting from the South Tura seat as the ruling National People's Party candidate.
Sangma is leading over his nearest rival and Congress candidate Charlotte W Momin by over 5800 votes after first two rounds of counting, the CEO said. (Photo: PTI)
 Sangma is leading over his nearest rival and Congress candidate Charlotte W Momin by over 5800 votes after first two rounds of counting, the CEO said. (Photo: PTI)

Shillong: Counting of votes for the South Tura and Ranikor Assembly by-elections in Meghalaya began today amidst tight security, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) F R Kharkongor said.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma is contesting from the South Tura seat as the ruling National People's Party (NPP) candidate.

 

Former Congress MLA Martin M Danggo, who resigned from the Assembly is the ruling NPP candidate for the Ranikor seat.

Sangma is leading over his nearest rival and Congress candidate Charlotte W Momin by over 5800 votes after first two rounds of counting, the CEO said.

In the Ranikor seat, the United Democratic Party candidate P Marwein is leading by over 1000 votes against his nearest rival Danggo of the NPP after first two rounds of counting, the CEO said.

The by-elections to the two seats was held on August 23.

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Location: India, Meghalaya, Shillong




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