Multi-front contest in Meghalaya election saw a 74% voter turnout

Meghalaya saw 74% voter turnout as the polling ended. Result will be out on March 2nd.

Trend hints at a hung assembly in Meghalaya, NPP becoming the largest party. Big gains for Trinamool Congress is a likelihood.

Photo credit - Election Commission of India.

Meghalaya election was held on Monday, February 27th, in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly with 369 candidates in fray.

The ruling National People’s Party (NPP) is expected to face a tough competition from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Congress is also eyeing a comeback in Meghalaya, which once electorally ruled Meghalaya forging a coalition with the smaller regional parties.

The All India Trinamool Congress also vied with other parties to defenestrate the ruling NPP. Assembly elections also took place in two other North Eastern states, Nagaland and Tripura.

As the voting ended in Meghalaya, a 74% turnout was recorded. The Meghalaya election ended peacefully under the heavy security protection. The election result will be out on March 2nd.

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