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Meghalaya: Campaigns for South Tura and Ranikor by-polls end

Meghalaya: Campaigns for South Tura and Ranikor by-polls end

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Aug 2018, 02:58 pm

Guwahati, Aug 21 (IBNS): The high-voltage campaigning for the by-elections to South Tura and Ranikor assembly constituencies in Meghalaya ended on Tuesday evening at 5 pm.

The ruling National People's Party (NPP) and the Congress held multiple rallies in both constituencies on Tuesday in attempt to woo the voters in their favour.

The by-polls to South Tura and Ranikor assembly constituencies will be held on Aug 23.

Meghalaya Chief Minister and chief of Meghalaya’s ruling party National Peoples’ Party (NPP), Conrad K Sangma is contesting from the South Tura seat in West Garo Hills district.

The by-poll to South Tura assembly constituency has been necessitated following the resignation of NPP legislator Agatha Sangma to pave way for her brother and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma to contest from the constituency and continue in the role of the Chief Minister.

Agatha Sangma had submitted her resignation letter on July 2.

On the other hand, the by-poll to Ranikor assembly constituency in South West Khasi Hills district has been necessitated after five-time Congress MLA Martin M Danggo resigned from the assembly on June 21.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Meghalaya Frederick Kharkongor said that, all arrangements have been made to ensure free and fair election.

In South Tura, Conrad K Sangma will face Congress’s Charlotte W Momin, Chris Kabul A Sangma and John Leslee K Sangma (Independent candidate).

In Ranikor, NPP’s Martin M Danggo will face United Democratic Party (UDP)’s  Pius Marwein, People's Democratic Front (PDF)’s PN Syiem and Congress’s Jackiush Sangma.

Meanwhile, security has been tightened for by-elections in both constituencies.

(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)