New Delhi, May 31: Congress candidate Miani D Shira has won the Ampati Vidhan Sabha seat in Meghalaya. When the early trends started coming in, NPP candidate Clement G Momin had taken lead in the seat. However, it is the Congress candidate that past through and took over the NPP candidate in the Ampati Election Result 2018. Also Read - Weather Update: Heavy Rains Expected in Northeastern States, Orange Alert Issued Till Tomorrow
The counting of votes in Ampati Election Result 2018 in Meghalaya began at 8 AM. The main contenders in the Ampati election were the Congress, National People’s Party (NPP) and an independent candidate. While there was Congress’ Miani D Shira, and NPP’s Clement G Momin, independent candidate Subhankar Koc was also in fray. Also Read - Earthquake of Magnitude 3.2 Hits Shillong in Meghalaya: NCS
There are a total of 24,181 voters from the Ampati constituency. In 2013, former chief minister Mukul Sangma won Meghalaya bypolls. Recently, Sangma also won Ampati and Songsak Assembly seats held on February 27, 2018. However, he later vacated Ampati. As a result, the election to Ampati (ST) seat was necessitated. Also Read - No Holi Celebration, Gathering in Public Places This Year: Meghalaya Govt Issues Guidelines
Earlier, it was predicted that the lone independent candidate might bag some votes putting Congress and NPP candidate far behind. The early trends, however, showed NPP candidate taking an early lead.