New Delhi, February 26: The elections in Meghalaya for 59 assembly seats will be held on Tuesday and the results will be announced on March 3. In Meghalaya, it is battle between the Congress and the BJP which is fighting hard to cash on Christian electorates.
The polling will be held from 7 am in the morning and will end at 5 pm. In Meghalaya, there are 60 Assembly seats but voting will be held for only 59 seats. The polling for Williamnagar seat has been postponed after suspected militants killed NCP leader Jonathane N Sangma. (Check out complete details on Meghalaya Assembly Elections)
Here are some details of Umsning, Umroi, Mawryngkneng, Pynthorumkhrah, Mawlai Assembly seats:
Umsning Assembly Constituency: In Umsning assembly constituency, polling will be held tomorrow and there is a tough fight between the Congress, BJP and some independent candidates. In previous assembly elections, Congress candidate Dr. Celestine Lyngdoh had won from the Umsning constituency. Wonderlyne Lapang (AAP), Lapynshngain Dame Michael Kharsyntiew (BJP), Celestine Lyngdoh (Congress), Donkupar Sumer (UDP), Thomas Roy Mallai (NPP) are some of the candidates contesting from Umsning assembly constituency.
Umroi Assembly Constituency: In Umroi Vidhan Sabha seat there is a tough fight between the Congress and the BJP. In Umroi the polling will be held on Tuesday. Field Marshal Mawphniang (BJP), George Bankyntiewlang Lyngdoh (INC), Mangkara Pathaw (UDP), Ngaitlang Dhar (NPP) and Arbinus Lyngdoh (PDF) are some of the candidates contesting from Umroi assembly constituency.
Mawryngkneng Assembly Constituency: In Mawryngkneng assembly constituency there is a three-way battle between the BJP, Congress and some independent candidates. David A. Nongrum, is the sitting MLA of Mawryngkneng. In Mawryngkneng, five powerful candidates are in the fray: Torry Teison Kharsati (BJP), David A Nongrum (Congress), Pynehborlang Mukhim (UDP), Pyniaid Sing Syiem (NPP), Highlander Kharmalki (PDF).
Pynthorumkhrah Assembly Constituency: In Pynthorumkhrah Vidhan Sabha seat there is a tough fight between the Congress, BJP and some independent candidates. In Pynthorumkhrah the polling will be held on Tuseday. Alexander Laloo Hek (BJP), Banpynshngainlang Rumnong (Congress), Aneeta Synrem (IND), Predecessor Rumnong (NCP), Probety Nongpluh (NPP) are some of the heavyweights contesting from Pynthorumkhrah.
Mawlai Assembly Constituency: In Mawlai assembly constituency there is a three-way battle between the BJP, Congress. The sitting MLA of Mawlai assembly constituency is Embhahlang Syiemlieh (UDP). In Mawlai, there are five powerful candidates in fray: Peter Aiborlang Dohkrut (AAP), Process T. Sawkmie (Congress), Silvester Kurbah (IND), Teiborlang Pathaw (IND), Embhahlang Syiemlieh (UDP).