Meghalaya Assembly Byelection Results 2018: CM Sangma wins South Tura, UDP lifts Ranikor

Meghalaya Assembly Bypolls were held on August 23.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 13:27
Conrad Sangma

Shillong: State Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and NPP president has won the South Tura seat after pulling more than 13000 votes. UDP candidate Piyus Marwein has won Ranikor constituency with more than 10000 votes.

List of winners of South Tura, Ranikor constituencies in Meghalaya by-elections 2018

The results of bye-elections to the South-Tura seat in West Garo Hills District and Ranikor in South West Khasi Hills District began at 8 am in the morning. The by-polls were held on Thursday, August 23.

South Tura constituency has a total of 30,231 voters including 14,846 males and 15,351 females, 33 service voters and one NRI, in 36 polling stations. The Ranikor constituency has 65 polling stations with a total of 29,685 eligible voters including 15,183 males and 14,487 females.

The bye-elections in the two seats were necessitated following the resignation of former five-time Ranikor MLA Martin M Danggo, who joined the NPP, and former MLA of South Tura, Agatha K Sangma.
In South Tura, Sangma is pitted against the Congress' Charlotte W Momin and Independents John Leslee K Sangma and Chris Kabul A Sangma. In Ranikor, NPP's Martin M Danggo will face UDP candidate Pius Marwein, PDF chairman P N Syiem and Congress candidate Jackiush Sangma. 

27 August 2018, 13:23 PM

UDP's Pius Marwein has won Ranikor constituency with 2896 votes. 

27 August 2018, 13:21 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Sangma. 

27 August 2018, 11:20 AM

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. 

27 August 2018, 11:07 AM

Meghalaya Chief Minister and NPP president Conrad K Sangma today won the South Tura by-election by defeating his nearest Congress rival Charlotte W Momin by over 8,400 votes, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) F R Kharkongor told PTI. With Sangma's win the National People's Party has levelled its tally at 20 with the opposition Congress in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly.

27 August 2018, 10:50 AM

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma has won South Tura seat with more than 13000 votes. He defeated Congress candidate Charlotte W Momin.  His sister Agatha Sangma resigned from South Tura in July to pave way for him to contest the election.

27 August 2018, 10:46 AM

"Thank you South Tura for believing in NPP and me," tweets CM Sangma after winning South Tura seat.

27 August 2018, 10:21 AM

As per latest reports, NPP is leading in South Tura leads with 10000+ votes. Congress is at second spot with 4191 votes. 

In Ranikor, UDP has established a lead with over 7000+ votes, followed by NPP with over 2600+ votes. PDF and Cong are at the number third and fourth spot.

27 August 2018, 10:17 AM

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma is leading from the South Tura assembly seat by 5,800 votes over his nearest rival Congress candidate Charlotte W Momin. 

27 August 2018, 09:11 AM

The Meghalaya election department issued a showcause notice to the son of ruling National People's Party (NPP) candidate in Ranikore by-poll Martin M Danggo for allegedly violating the model code of conduct.
The notice was served following a verbal complaint lodged by the leaders of the United Democratic Party (UDP) on the basis of a video circulating on social media purportedly showing him searching a house unauthorisedly at Photkroh village in South West Khasi Hills district.

27 August 2018, 08:27 AM

The South Tura constituency witnessed 72.89 per cent voter turnout. In the Ranikore seat, 82.1 per cent of the 29,685 voters cast their votes. Over 77 per cent votes were polled in the bypolls to two Assembly seats in Meghalaya which passed off peacefully today, Chief Election Officer (CEO) for the state F R Kharkongor said.

27 August 2018, 08:08 AM

Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma, who is a candidate from South Tura constituency, has to get elected to the Assembly to continue in office. His sister Agatha Sangma resigned from South Tura in July to pave way for him to contest the election.

27 August 2018, 08:06 AM

Currently, the Meghalaya Assembly comprises 19 NPP members, 20 Congress members, seven UDP MLAs, four People's Democratic Front MLAs, two Independent members, two members each of the BJP and the Hill State People's Democratic Party and one each of Nationalist Congress Party and Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement.

27 August 2018, 08:05 AM

The Ranikor assembly seat fell vacant after former Public Works Department Minister and five-time Congress legislator from Ranikor constituency, Martin Dango, resigned as member of the State Assembly and joined the ruling NPP after the government announced the creation of Ranikor Civil Sub-Division. Dango is facing three candidates in the bypolls -- Congress` Jacquish A. Sangma, United Democratic Party`s Pius Marwein and People`s Democratic Front`s P.N. Syiem.



27 August 2018, 08:04 AM

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma is contesting from the South-Tura seat on ruling National People's Party (NPP) ticket to enter the state Assembly.