Shillong election results 2019: The constituency in Meghalaya is a Congress stronghold

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.
Election officials arrange the Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) to be carried to different constituencies ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2019(PTI photo)
Election officials arrange the Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) to be carried to different constituencies ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2019(PTI photo)
Updated on May 23, 2019 02:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

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:

State: Meghalaya

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

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