Shillong election results 2019: The constituency in Meghalaya is a Congress stronghold
Shillong election results 2019: The Shillong parliamentary constituency is one of the two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya and has been under the Congress party’s hold for decades now.
Reserved for members of the Scheduled Tribes, the Shillong Lok Sabha seat has been represented by Vincent H Pala of the Congress since the last two terms.
Former Union minister Vincent H Pala will fight for the Congress once again in the Lok Sabha election 2019. He is facing National People Party’s (NPP’s) three-time MLA Sanbor Shullai from Shillong Lok Sabha seat. The ruling National People Party (NPP)-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance, barring the BJP, is fielding United Democratic Party general secretary Jemino Mawthoh from the Shillong seat.
Presently, Vincent H. Pala from Congress is in the lead.
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Shillong, in the capital and the largest city of Meghalaya, will vote on April 11 and results will be declared on May 23.
Here are some facts about the Shillong Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Shillong
2019 Candidates: Shri Sanbor Shullai (BJP), Vincent H Pala (Congress)
Polling date: April 11
Sitting MP, party: Vincent H Pala, Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 403,79
Runner up name, party: Prechard B. M. Basaiawmoit, Independent
Number of voters in 2014: 619,987
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 63.22%
Number of women voters in 2014: 500,331
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,633