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Meghalaya CM confident UDP nominee to win by-poll

Shillong, Oct 17 (UNI) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday exuded
confidence that United Democratic Party (UDP) candidate Balajiedkupar Synrem, will win
the by-election to the Shella assembly constituency.
The by-election, which will be held on October 21, was necessitated following the demise
of former Assembly Speaker Donkupar Roy on July 21.
Synrem who is eldest son of Roy is one among the six candidates, including lone woman candidate Grace Mary Kharpuri who is contesting the by-poll as an independent candidate.
Altogether, there are 29, 763 voters, including 14,954 women voters spread across 58
polling stations.
Drumming up support for Synrem at Itchamati, Sangma said that National People’s Party
(NPP), which is the leading the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government extended
it support to UDP to pay its tribute to late Roy, who has been instrumental in the formation of
the MDA government in the state.
“Synrem is well educated and has a vision to work for the people. Balajied has seen his
father closely and has been active in politics. He has determination and will to ensure
development of the area,” Sangma said.
Expressing concerns for the area, Sangma said, “I am waiting to work with him (Synrem),
so that he is able to fulfill the dreams of his late father. Our government is committed to
ensure development and inclusive growth across the State and I am sure that Balajied will
work with me towards fulfilling the objective of the government.”
Apart from the NPP and the Hill State People’s Democratic Party has extended its support
to Synrem.
However, the Bharatiya Janata Party and People’s Democratic Front, which are key
partners in the MDA coalition government has also thrown their hats in the fray by fielding
their respective nominees— Joshua Warjri and Mosjo Rock F. Wanswett.
The opposition Congress has again fielded Batyngshaiñ Laitmon Ryngnga.
Ryngnga who came third in the 2018 Meghalaya Assembly elections from Shella
constituency is hopeful that he will win the by-poll.
Kharpuri, who won the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) election earlier
this year on a Congress ticket from Nongshken constituency, quit from the primary
membership of the grand old party to contest by-poll.
Kharpuri the lone woman candidate is confident to win the by-poll.
Komen Laitmon, a former HSPDP leader is also fighting the by- election as an Independent candidate.
The counting of votes will be held on October 24.
Meanwhile, the Meghalaya government has declared that all state government offices
and educational institutions falling under 26-Shella (ST) constituency shall remain closed
on October 21 to enable voters to exercise their franchise in connection with the Bye
Election.
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