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Tura Lok Sabha constituency of Meghalaya: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Tura Lok Sabha constituency of Meghalaya.

Tura Lok Sabha constituency of Meghalaya: Full list of candidates, polling dates
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Tura is one of the two Lok Sabha constituencies in Meghalaya. Voting for Lok Sabha election in Meghalaya will be held in a single phase.

Tura registered 81.08 percent voter turnout in 2019, a gain of 2.94 percent. The total number of electors in the constituency is 715723 while the total voter turnout is 580337. While in 2014, the constituency registered 78.14 percent voter turnout. The total number of electors in the constituency was 586299 while the total voter's turnout was 458120.

The first phase of voting in two constituencies of Meghalaya ended on April 11. The fate of 3 candidates will be decided on May 23 when counting of votes takes place and the result is declared.

Altogether 67.16 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the first phase of polling in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Meghalaya.

Tura Lok Sabha constituency comprises of twenty four assembly segments. These are: Kharkutta, Mendipathar, Resubelpara, Bajengdoba, Songsak, Rongjeng, William Nagar, Raksamgre, Tikrikila, Phulbari, Rajabala, Selsella, Dadenggre, North Tura, South Tura, Rangsakona, Ampati, Mahendraganj, Salmanpara, Gambegre, Dalu, Rongara-Siju, Chokpot and Baghmara.

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Tura Lok Sabha constituency of Meghalaya.

1 AGATHA K. SANGMA National People's Party Affidavit
2 DR. MUKUL SANGMA Indian National Congress Affidavit
3 RIKMAN GARREY MOMIN Bharatiya Janata Party Affidavit

National People's Party (NPP) president Conrad K Sangma had won the Tura Lok Sabha byelection in 2016 with a huge margin of 1.92 lakh. The bypoll was necessitated following the death of National People's Party (NPP) candidate and Conrad's father PA Sangma.

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In the bypoll, Conrad had won 3,29,497 votes as against Congress candidate Dikkanchi D Shira who secured 1,37,285 votes. 

The seat, which was held by PA Sangma for several years, fell vacant after Conrad Sangma became the chief minister of Meghalaya in 2018. 

This year, Conrad's sister Agatha Sangma will contest the Lok Sabha election from the seat for ruling NPP. Agatha Sangma will be up against former Congress chief minister of Meghalaya Mukul M Sangma. The BJP, an ally of the NPP-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government in Meghalaya, has named party’s state unit vice-president Rikman G Momin as its candidate for the Tura parliamentary constituency.

Among the other three candidates who are contesting the election are former Congress chief minister of Meghalaya Mukul M Sangma and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) state unit vice-president Rikman G Momin. The BJP is an ally of the NPP-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government in Meghalaya.