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Meghalaya Lok Sabha election result: Congress snatches Tura seat from NPP

Meghalaya Lok Sabha election result: Congress snatches Tura seat from NPP

The Congress party has won the Tura Lok Sabha seat in Meghalaya, defeating the National People's Party (NPP) by a significant margin. The victory is seen as a setback for the NPP, part of the BJP-led NDA.

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  • Congress candidate Saleng A. Sangma wins Tura Lok Sabha seat
  • Defeats NPP's Agatha K. Sangma by 1,55,241 votes
  • Zenith M. Sangma of TMC finishes third

Congress party has claimed victory in the Tura Lok Sabha seat in Meghalaya, defeating the National People's Party (NPP). According to the Election Commission, Congress candidate Saleng A. Sangma triumphed over Agatha K. Sangma of the NPP by a margin of 1,55,241 votes.

Saleng A. Sangma secured 3,83,919 votes, while Agatha K. Sangma, the incumbent MP and sister of Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma, received 2,28,678 votes. Zenith M. Sangma of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) finished in third place with 48,709 votes.

Saleng expressed, "It's a total miracle for us, we never expected that we would be winning with this huge margin."

The outcome marks a notable setback for the NPP, which is part of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Edited By: sanchayaita roy
Published On: Jun 04, 2024