Meghalaya Election Results Live Updates:Ruling Congress Leads In Meghalaya, NPP Trails

 
Meghalaya Election Results Live Updates:Ruling Congress Leads In Meghalaya, NPP Trails

 

Counting of votes for Assembly Elections in Meghalaya ia underway after it went to polls on February 27. Initial trends shows the ruling Congress party leading in the state followed by National People's Party. Meghalaya has strength of 60 seats, but voting was held only for 59 seats after a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate was killed in Meghalaya. The Congress hopes to retain power in the state that has been their strong hold with a 10-year rule. The BJP gave the ruling Congress government a tough fight and fielded 47 candidates in the assembly polls, while the Congress put up nominees in 59 constituencies. Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma is contesting from two seats for the first time. The state saw a voter turnout of 84.86 per cent, two per cent less that the turnout in 2013. 

Source: (ndtv.com)