United Democratic Party (UDP) candidate Balajied Synrem has won the election from the Shella Assembly Constituency with a margin of 6,221 votes.
The nearest competitor, Grace Mary Kharpuri, an independent candidate, has accumulated 5,162 votes, while Synrem has tallied 10586 votes (ECI figures).
It maybe mentioned here that the UDP candidate, who is also the son of departed UDP leader Donkupar Roy, is also being supported by the ruling National People’s Party (NPP), who have not fielded any candidates.
In fact, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has also declared that the upcoming bye-polls in the State shall serve as a tribute to the departed former Speaker of Meghalaya Assembly, Dr. Donkupar Roy.
The electioneering ahead of the polls saw the Chief Minister, along with other members of the party, campaigning for the consensus candidate in various places across the Shella Assembly Constituency.
“We’re closer to the bye-elections for Shella Assembly Constituency. May we choose leaders as committed as Bah Don to take forward our vision for Meghalaya”, Sangma stated, in a tweet.
It may be mentioned that counting on in nine Assembly Constituencies across the Northeast.
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