Meghalaya: NPP leaves no stone unturned in campaign for Ampati by-election
AMPATI, May 23, 2018: The ruling National People's Party (NPP) is all set to win the Ampati byelection, as chief minister Conrad Sangma addressed several election rallies in villages such as Murchapani, Garabokmangre, Sulguri and Borot Latre during the day.
The bypoll set for May 28 has largely been considered to be a "battle of supremacy" between chief minister Conrad K. Sangma and former chief minister Mukul Sangma.
The bypoll was necessitated after Mukul, who won from both Ampati and Songsak in the February Assembly polls this year, quit Ampati, which has sent him to the Assembly six times since 1993.
"The byelection is very important for NPP as this will demonstrate that Ampati is ready to embrace change and willing to be on the ruling side," Conrad said.
Leaders of NPP and its coalition partners have been camping in Ampati, a Mukul stronghold, in the last few days to woo voters.
TNT News with inputs from The Telegraph