Meghalaya | GHADC Poll Results: Congress wins 12, NPP 11 


All eyes are set on the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) as counting to the ADC began at 8 am on Thursday in several counting centres across the Garo Hills region. 

Political parties and supporters wait with bated breath since morning for the results of the counting of votes for the 29 constituencies spread across the region.

Here are the updates: 

1:00 am: 

The counting of votes for the GHADC polls has come to an end with Congress bagging the highest number of seats at 12 followed by NPP with 11 seats. BJP bagged two seats, GNC got one and independents secured three. 

It is likely that the NPP will form the next Executive Committee with the support of BJP, GNC and Independents. 

12:15 am:

NPP has so far won 10 seats – Silki, Siju, Babelapara, Jengjal, Asanang, Nogorpara, Naguapara, Gasuapara, Bajendoba and Raksamgre

11:43 am:

Here are the parties that are leading/won: Congress - 12; NPP - 10; IND - 4, BJP - 2 and GNC - 1; The United Democratic Party (UDP) is yet to win/lead in any seat, so far. 

11:20 am: 

BJP candidate and state party vice president, Bernard Marak secured the Tura seat, and party candidate Pramod Koch bagged the Barengapara (Dalu) seat. While NPP’s Henen R. Sangma bagged Darugre seat. 

BJP's Bernard Marak wins Tura seat
10:50 am: 

NPP candidates -- Benedict Sangma, Grahambell A Sangma, Dhormonath Sangma and Linekar K. Sangma secured victory in Raksamgre, Naguapara, Jengjal and Nogorpara constituency, respectively.

10:30 am: 

NPP's Rakesh Sangma bagged the Babelapara seat after defeating three-time legislator from Gambegre constituency and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Saleng A Sangma. 

10:15 am: 

Ex-GHADC CEM and NPP candidate Dipul Marak lost the Rochonpara seat to Independent candidate Albinstone Marak. Similarly, in Williamnagar, NPP's Denang T Sangma lost the seat to Congress' Alphonsush R Marak. In Batabari, INC's Ashahel D. Shira bagged the seat. 

Arbinstone B Marak defeats former CEM Dipul Marak

9:48 am:

The Congress (INC) is leading in ten seats followed by the NPP that is leading in eight seats, Garo National Council (GNC) and BJP in two seats each, and NCP and IND (Independent) in one seat each. 

9:40 am:

In the first round, NPP is leading in Bolsong, Congress (INC) in Rongrong, Damas and Karkutta. 

9:37 am: 

Counting in the first round for Williamnagar is completed. Alphonsush R Marak from the Congress secured a number of 1694 votes, while Denang T Sangma of NPP is close with 1380 votes. Independent candidate Francis Pondit R Sangma came third with 549 votes.

At Darugre constituency, Henen R Sangma of NPP is leading in the first round with 2165 votes, while Congress is following closely with 2109 votes and UDP is trailing at 1790 votes.

At Samandagre constituency, Congress is leading in the first round with 2021 votes, while NPP is trailing with 1477 votes.

9:28 am:

In Tura, the National People’s Party (NPP) is leading followed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP); in Babelapara, NCP is leading followed by NPP; In Raksamgre, NPP is leading followed by an independent candidate.