Meghalaya assembly bypoll result: CM Conrad K Sangma wins South Tura seat

Meghalaya Chief Minister and National People’s Party (NPP) president Conrad K Sangma on Monday, won the South Tura by-election after defeating his nearest Congress rival Charlotte W Momin by over 8,400 votes.

Conrad K Sangma contested from the South Tura seat as the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) candidate.

The National People’s Party has leveled its tally at 20 with the opposition Congress in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly by Sangma’s win. The National People’s Party (NPP) is heading a six-party Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government in the state.

According to the sources, the NPP president secured a total of 13,656 votes of the 22,200 plus total votes polled in South Tura.

The United Democratic Party Candidate Pious Marwein is leading over NPP candidate Martin M Danggo by over 3,390 votes in the Ranikor Assembly seat.

The bypoll in Ranikor was necessitated after Former Congress MLA Martin M Danggo, who was elected on a Congress ticket for the fifth time in March, resigned in June this year to join the ruling NPP.