A brief look at Meghalaya Assembly Elections 2013

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Meghalaya
Meghalaya will go the assembly election on February 23 and it will be the first election of the year. Polls will be held in all 60 constituencies of the state. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and Congress president DD Lapang along with 343 candidates are in the fray to contest the poll.

Some of the prominent candidates are - CM, Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh, Congress president Lapang , UDP president Don Kupar Roy, Education minister RC Laloo, former Leader of Opposition and son of PA Sangma Conrad K Sangma and his brother James Sangma.

Partywise Position in Meghalaya
Details of Assembly constituencies
Total Assembly constituencies59 (Gen 5, SC 0, ST 55)
Assembly constituencies for which elections are being held60
Assembly constituencies for which Candidates/Voter turnout is Available60
Electors and Voters
Total Electors14,90,015, of which 7,53,307 are women (12,14, 636 in 2008)
Polling Stations2,485
Votes Polled10,85, 966 (in 2008)
Polling %89.4% (in 2008)
Number of Candidates
Number of Candidates Parties345 in 2013 (338 in 2008)
Party-wise candidates
INCNCPNPPUDPBJP
CPIIndependentsOthers
6021325013112246
Election Schedule in Meghalaya
Sl. No:Poll Event
Date
1.Issue of Notification30.1.2013 (Wednesday)
2.Last Date for making Nominations6.2.2013 (Wednesday)
3.Scrutiny of Nominations7.2.2013 (Thursday)
4.Last Date for Withdrawal of Candidature9.2.2013 (Saturday)
5.Date of Poll23.2.2013 (Saturday)
6.Counting of Votes on28.2.2013 (Thursday)
7.Date before which the Election shall be Completed3.3.2013 (Sunday)
8.Hours of Poll0700 hrs to 1600 hrs
Result in 2008
INC25
NCP11
UDP14
HSPDP2
BJP1
KHNAM1
Others5
Total60

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