Meghalaya Assembly Election 2023 Live Update:
More than 2,160,000 people are eligible to cast their vote.
Meghalaya Assembly Election 2023 Live Update: In Meghalaya polling is being held in 59 out of 60 assembly seats. Polling in Sohiong constituency has been postponed due to the death of one of the candidates.
More than 2,160,000 people are eligible to cast their vote. A total of 3,419 polling booths have been set up. As many as 640 polling booths have been categorised as “vulnerable” and 323 as “critical”. A total of 369 candidates, including 36 women candidates, are in the fray.
The ruling National People’s Party (NPP) is fighting to retain power while the BJP, the Trinamool Congress and other regional parties are vying to bring about a change in the government.
Polling will be held from 7 am to 4 pm. The votes for Meghalaya and Nagaland will be counted on March 2 along with votes that were cast for Tripura Assembly seats on February 16.
States first temporary polling station set up especially for lepers in Leprosy colony Nongpoh Meghalaya@SpokespersonECI @ECISVEEP @PIBShillong pic.twitter.com/1UNPx8HX9G
— Chief Electoral Officer, Meghalaya (@ceomeghalaya) February 27, 2023
Meghalaya Assembly Election 2023: Key Candidates
- Conrad Kongkal Sangma (NPP): South Tura
- Vincent H Pala (Congress): Sutnga Saipung
- Dr Mukul Sangma (AITC): Songsak and Tikrikilla
- Alexander Laloo Hek (BJP): Pynthorumkhrah
- Prestone Tynsong (NPP): Pynursla
- Metbah Lyngdoh (UDP): Mairang
- Timothy Shira (NPP): Resubelpara
- Ernest Mawrie (BJP): West Shillong
- Sanbor Shullai (BJP): South Shillong
- James Pangsang Kongkal Sangma (NPP): Dadenggre
- Sniawbhalang Dhar (NPP): Nartiang
- Lahkmen Rymbui (UDP): Amlarem