Lok Sabha elections 2019: Will NPP retain Meghalaya’s Tura constituency?

PA Sangma’s son Conrad Sangma of the National People’s Party contested the by-poll in 2016 after his father’s death and defeated Congress party’s Dikkanchi D Shira. It fell vacant after Conrad Sangma became the chief minister of Meghalaya in 2018.
Tura Lok Sabha seat in Meghalaya will vote on April 11 and results will be declared on May 23.(HT file photo)
Tura Lok Sabha seat in Meghalaya will vote on April 11 and results will be declared on May 23.(HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 10:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

The Tura parliamentary constituency was held for many years by former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma, considered as the tallest leader from the northeast at the national level.

PA Sangma’s son Conrad Sangma of the National People’s Party contested the by-poll in 2016 after his father’s death and defeated Congress party’s Dikkanchi D Shira. It fell vacant after Conrad Sangma became the chief minister of Meghalaya in 2018.

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This year, his sister Agatha Sangma will contest the Lok Sabha election from the ruling NPP. Agatha Sangma will be up against former Congress chief minister of Meghalaya Mukul M Sangma. The BJP, an ally of the NPP-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government in Meghalaya, has named party’s state unit vice-president Rikman G Momin as its candidate for the Tura parliamentary constituency.

Tura will vote on April 11 and results will be declared on May 23.

Here are some facts about the Tura Lok Sabha seat:

State: Shillong

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Tura

2019 candidates :Rikman G Momim (BJP), Dr Mukul M Sangma (Congress)

Polling date: April 11

Former MP, party: Conrad Sangma, NPP

Winning margin in 2016: 192,212

Runner up name, party: Dikkanchi D Shira, Congress

Number of voters in 2016: 483,379

Percentage of votes polled in 2016: 77.50%

Number of women voters in 2016: 289,271

Number of polling booths in 2016: 945

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