A brief look at Meghalaya Assembly Elections 2013

 
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Meghalaya Assembly Elections 2013
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.

Meghalaya Assembley Elections (Total 60 ACs)
Status Known For 60 out of 60 Constituencies
Party Won Leading Total
Indian National Congress 30 0 30
Nationalist Congress Party 2 0 2
United Democaratic Party 8 0 8
Hill State People's Democratic Party 4 0 4
Bharatiya Janata Party 0 0 0
National People's Party 2 0 2
Others 14 0 14
    
Meghalaya Assembley Elections Partywise Result
Party 2013 2008 Margin
Indian National Congress 30 25 +5
Nationalist Congress Party 2 11 -9
United Democaratic Party 8 15 -7
Hill State People's Democratic Party 4 2 +2
Bharatiya Janata Party 0 1 -1
National People's Party 2 0 +2
Others 14 5 +9
    
Partywise Position in Meghalaya
Details of Assembly constituencies
Total Assembly constituencies 59 (Gen 5, SC 0, ST 55)
Assembly constituencies for which elections are being held 60
Assembly constituencies for which Candidates/Voter turnout is Available 60
Electors and Voters
Total Electors 14,90,015, of which 7,53,307 are women (12,14, 636 in 2008)
Polling Stations 2,485
Votes Polled 10,85, 966 (in 2008)
Polling % 89.4% (in 2008)
Number of Candidates
Number of Candidates Parties 345 in 2013 (338 in 2008)
Party-wise candidates
INC NCP NPP UDP BJP
CPI Independents Others
60 21 32 50 13 1 122 46
Election Schedule in Meghalaya
Sl. No: Poll Event
Date
1. Issue of Notification 30.1.2013 (Wednesday)
2. Last Date for making Nominations 6.2.2013 (Wednesday)
3. Scrutiny of Nominations 7.2.2013 (Thursday)
4. Last Date for Withdrawal of Candidature 9.2.2013 (Saturday)
5. Date of Poll 23.2.2013 (Saturday)
6. Counting of Votes on 28.2.2013 (Thursday)
7. Date before which the Election shall be Completed 3.3.2013 (Sunday)
8. Hours of Poll 0700 hrs to 1600 hrs
Result in 2008
INC 25
NCP 11
UDP 14
HSPDP 2
BJP 1
KHNAM 1
Others 5
Total 60

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