75 per cent turnout in Meghalaya: Cong worker killed

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Shillong, Mar 3 (UNI) An estimated 75 per cent polling was recorded for the elections to the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly today.

Election to Baghmara seat in South Garo Hills was countermanded following the death of Congress MLA and candidate Sengran M Sangma on February 16. Election would be held there on March 22.

Chief Electoral Officer P Naik said around 75 per cent turnout was recorded in today's polling.

He said no untoward incident had been reported from anywhere, barring the killing of Congress worker Bangbang Marak in Selsella constituency.

The deceased succumbed to his injuries after three Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) workers allegedly assaulted him, West Garo Hills District Superintendent of Police J F Marak said.

The electoral fortunes of 331 candidates, including 19 women and 73 Independents, were decided in today's polling.

Eds : Pls pick up suitably from earlier series.

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