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Repolling held in Meghalaya

 SHILLONG, April 16 - Repolling in Konarchar polling booth for the by-poll to Selsella Assembly constituency went off smoothly on Monday, an election official said.

The repoll was necessitated as the 712 voters of this polling booth cast their votes in the EVM meant for the Tura Lok Sabha seat poll, instead of the one for the Assembly by-poll on April 11.

Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Roy Kharkongor said the poll percentage for the Lok Sabha was recorded at 93.40 per cent, while 93.12 per cent voters turned out in the by-election. The by-poll to the Selsella constituency, part of the Tura parliamentary seat in western Meghalaya, was necessitated by the death of sitting Congress legislator Clement Marak on October 8, 2018.

Marak’s widow, June Eliana R Marak, is contesting the by-poll on the Congress ticket against the ruling NPP’s Ferlin CA Sangma, the United Democratic Party’s Sayeedullah Nongrum and the BJP’s Adorsho Sangma. – IANS

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