Meghalaya | GHADC polls results 2021: Here's the complete list of winners
By Ibankyntiew Mawrie | TURA:
The counting of votes for the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) polls came to an end, with Congress bagging the highest number of seats at 12, followed by the National People’s Party (NPP) with 11 seats.
It was a neck-to-neck fight between the two national parties since the first round. However, none of the parties managed to cross the magic number of 15.
Meanwhile, the BJP managed to grab two seats, including Tura, the home turf of the Chief Minister and national president of the NPP, Conrad Sangma.
On the other hand, the Garo National Council (GNC) secured one and, independent candidates bagged three seats.
Political analysts said that the NPP would likely form the EC with the support of the BJP, who is an ally of the NPP in the government, and two other parties -- the GNC and independents.
Sources said that negotiation for the same is ongoing.
The Boldamgre constituency under Ampati, the stronghold of Opposition leader Dr Mukul Sangma, remained with the Congress as party candidate Stevie M Marak secured victory.
During an election campaign at Ampati, the NPP national president, Conrad K Sangma, had exuded confidence in bringing down Mukul’s fort. However, Congress continues to hold dominance.
The key constituency of Damas in North Garo Hills went to Ferdinand Shira of the Congress, beating NPP’s Dolly K Sangma.
Former CEM and NPP candidate Dipul Marak lost the Rochonpara seat to Independent candidate Albinstone Marak.
Similarly, a three-time legislator from Gambegre constituency and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Saleng A Sangma lost the Babelapara seat to NPP's Rakesh Sangma.
NPP candidate and former GHADC chairman, Denang T Sangma was defeated and lost the Williamnagar seat to Congress’ Alphonsush R Marak.
Ex-deputy CEM of GHADC and GNC candidate from Silkigre constituency in Chokpot, Augustine Marak was defeated by Sengbath R Marak of the NPP.
Meanwhile, the United Democratic Party (UDP), which had earlier expressed confidence in opening an account in Garo Hills, failed to bag even a single seat. The NCP, too, failed to win any seat.
Here is the list of winners: