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Lok Sabha election results 2019: Who will win in North Eastern states, counting of votes on May 23

Watch live streaming of Lok Sabha election results 20a19 in North Eastern states on Zee News.

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Who will win in North Eastern states, counting of votes on May 23

The counting for two Lok Sabha seats in Arunachal Pradesh, two in Manipur, two in Meghalaya, one in Mizoram, one in Nagaland, one in Sikkim and two in Tripura is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 23. 

A total of 12 candidates are in the fray from two parliamentary seats of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal West is one of two Lok Sabha constituencies in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh - the other being Arunachal East. Arunachal West registered 72.89 percent voter turnout, while the total voter turnout recorded in Arunachal East was 83.52 per cent. The voting for both these seats took place in the first phase on April 11.

Watch live streaming of Lok Sabha election results 20a19 in North Eastern states on Zee News.

The two Lok Sabha seats in Manipur are Inner Manipur and Outer Manipur. A total of 12 candidates are in the fray from Inner Manipur, while eight candidates contested from Outer Manipur. Inner Manipur registered 81.16 percent voter turnout this time. The total number of electors in the constituency is 928,626 while the total voter turnout was 753,709. Outer Manipur registered 84.21 percent voter turnout in 2019. The total number of electors in Outer Manipur is 101,0631 while the total voter turnout is 851,083. The voting for both these seats took place in the first phase on April 11.

In Meghalaya, the two parliamentary constituencies are Shillong and Tura. Shillong registered 65.47 percent voter turnout in 2019. The total number of electors in the constituency is 1,195,662 while the total voter turnout was 782,770. A total of 6 candidates are in the fray from this seat. Tura registered 81.08 percent voter turnout this time, which is 2.94 percent more than 2014. The total number of electors in the constituency is 715,723 while the total voter turnout is 580,337. The voting for both these seats took place in the first phase on April 11.

 

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Six candidates are in the fray for lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram which went to polls in the first phase on April 11. Mizoram registered 63.06 percent voter turnout. The total number of electors in the constituency is 787,777 while the total voter turnout was 496,733. 

Nagaland constituency is the only Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland. The voter turnout on this seat was 83.09 percent. The total number of electors in Nagaland constituency is 1,206,287. The Nagaland Parliamentary constituency comprises of all the 60 Assembly segments. A total of four candidates are in the fray from this seat.

Sikkim Lok Sabha constituency covers the entire area of Sikkim. The seat registered 78.81 percent voter turnout this time. The voting in the lone constituency of Sikkim was conducted on on April 11. A total of 11 candidates are in the fray from this seat.

The two Lok Sabha seats in Tripura are - Tripura East and Tripura West. Tripura East seat is reserved for the scheduled tribe. A total of 10 candidates are in the fray from this seat, including Jitendra Chaudhury (CPM), Maharaj Kumari Pragya Debburman (INC) and Rebati Tripura (BJP). Tripura West registered 83.21 percent voter turnout this time. The total number of electors in the constituency is 1,347,381 while the total voter turnout is 1,121,138. A total of 13 candidates are contesting from this seat.

Key contests

In Arunachal Pradesh, all eyes will be on Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, 47, who is facing stiff challenge from National People Party's Khyoda Apik, Congress candidate Nabam Tuki, and Jarjum Ete of the JD(S). Tuki is seen as the strongest challenger for Rijiju because he was once the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh and he enjoys a good support of voters.

Another interesting contest will be seen in Meghalaya's Tura, where Rikman G Momin of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is up against Mukul Sangma of the Congress and Agatha Sangma of the National People’s Party (NPP). Agatha Sangma is the daughter of PA Sangma, the former chief minister of Meghalaya. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Purno Agitok Sangma of the NPP  defeated Daryl William Momin of the Congress by a margin of 39,716 votes. 

Exit polls predictions 

According to India Today-My Axis exit polls prediction, the BJP is expected to sweep Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura - holding two seats each. Congress may maintain control over Nagaland and Mizoram seats. It may also win one seat in Meghalaya. The regional parties may win the second seat in Meghalaya and the lone seat in Sikkim. CVoter and TimesNow-VMR have predicted that Congress and NPP will win one seat each in Meghalaya but Jan Ki Baat has predicted that Congress may win both seats. 

India Today-My Axis exit poll has predicted that BJP will win both seats in the state. CVoter and TimesNow-VMR have also predicted that BJP will win both seats in Tripura.

The seven-phase Lok Sabha election started on April 11 and concluded on May 19. Counting for all 542 seats is set to take place on Thursday. Voting in Vellore parliamentary constituency of Tamil Nadu was deferred by Election Commission over allegations of misuse of money power. The outcome of this general election 2019 will choose the 17th Lok Sabha and pave way for the formation of next government.