Meghalaya: NPP president Conrad K Sangma wins South Tura by-election

Story By: Indre Sharma
Monday, August, 27 2018 - 12:37

Meghalaya Chief Minister and National People's Party (NPP) president Conrad K Sangma on Monday won the South Tura by-election by a margin of 8,400 votes.

Sangma's party, the NPP, came second behind Indian National Congress winning 19 seats at the 2018 Meghalaya legislative assembly election.

Requiring 30 seats to form a government in the State, the NPP allied with other regional parties taking the number to 34 - that included 19 from NPP, 6 from United Democratic Party, 4 from People's Democratic Front, 2 each from Hill State People's Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party, and an independent. Sangma was declared the Chief Minister-elect  and was sworn in on 6 March.

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

Sangma's nearest rival was Congress candidate Charlotte W Momin.

In the Ranikor seat, United Democratic Party candidate P Marwein is leading by over 1,000 votes against his nearest rival Danggo of the NPP after first two rounds of counting.



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