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Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma wins South-Tura Assembly bypoll, defeats Congress rival by over 8400 votes

The NPP president secured a total of 13,656 votes of the 22,200 plus total votes polled in South Tura. His closest rival of the Congress, Charlotte W Momin, got 8,421 votes, the CEO said.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Shillong [ Updated: August 27, 2018 16:03 IST ]
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Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma won the South Tura by-boll on Monday and defeated Congress candidate Charlotte W Momin by over 8,400 votes. With this, Sangma's  National People's Party has levelled its tally at 20 with the opposition Congress in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly.​

The NPP is heading a six-party Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government in the state.

While the NPP president secured a total of 13,656 votes of the 22,200 plus total votes polled in South Tura, his closest rival of the Congress, Charlotte W Momin, managed to get 8,421 votes, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) F R Kharkongor said today.

Besides the NPP, the MDA also has the support of the BJP (2), NCP (1) along with the regional parties - United Democratic Party (7), the Peoples Democratic Front (4), the Hill State Peoples Democratic Party (2) and 2 Independents.

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

Danggo, who was elected on a Congress ticket for the fifth time in March, resigned in June this year to join the ruling NPP. 

(With PTI inputs)

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