Your Voice, Our Strength

Meghalaya, Nagaland Assembly polls 2023 live updates |Meghalaya records 12.06% voter turnout, Nagaland at 15.5% till 9.30 A.M

Polling in the northeastern states of Meghalaya and Nagaland started at 7 am and will continue till 4 pm

The state of Meghalaya and Nagaland are set to go to polls today, across 59 Assembly constituencies each, where more than 34 lakh electors will choose their new representatives from among 552 candidates.
In Meghalaya, where 369 candidates are contesting the elections, the ruling National People’s Party (NPP), claiming to have provided good governance is hopeful of crossing the halfway mark of 30. This year the NPP is not only against its allies, chiefly the BJP in 56 seats but is also facing rival Congress and the new challenger, Trinamool Congress (TMC). Polling for the Sohiong constituency in East Khasi Hills district was adjourned due to the death of UDP candidate H.D.R. Lyngdoh.

In Nagaland, the Congress party is contesting 25 seats, while the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) and the BJP have agreed to continue with the 2018 seat-sharing formula of 40:20. The BJP opened its account early on February 10 with candidate Kazheto Kinimi winning the Akuluto seat unopposed after his only opponent Congress’ Khekashe Sumi withdrew his candidature. This time around, the State also hopes to get its first woman MLA as parties have invested heavily in the ‘winnability’ of their women candidates, with four women candidates in fray.

Meanwhile, the Congress is eyeing a comeback in both States, fielding candidates in all the 60 constituencies in Meghalaya.

The Polling will kickoff from 7 am to 4 pm. The votes for Meghalaya and Nagaland will be counted on March 2 along with votes that were cast for Tripura Assembly seats on February 16.

  • FEBRUARY 27, 2023 10:01
    Meghalaya records 12.06% voter turnout, Nagaland at 15.5% at 9.30 a.m.

    As on 9.30 a.m., Meghalaya has recorded 12.06% voter turnout, while Nagaland recorded 15.5%, according to State poll offices-Rahul Karmakar 

    Meghalaya records 10.88% voter turnout, Nagaland at 13.55%

    As on 9 a.m., Meghalaya has recorded 10.88% voter turnout, while Nagaland recorded 13.55%, according to State poll offices- Rahul Karmakar

You might also like