Meghalaya : Setback for NPP; Five time MLA Martin Dangoo loses Ranikor seat

Shillong (Meghalaya) , Aug 27 : It was a great setback for the NPP in by -elections held in Ranikor while CM Conrad Sangma of NPP has won the South Tura bypoll, UDP’s Pius Marwein won the Ranikor bypoll.

Five time MLA and former Speaker Martin Dangoo was defeated by (United Democratic Front )UDP’s Pius Marwein by 2896 Votes.

NPP had fielded 5-time MLA from Ranikor Martin M Danggo, who had quit the Congress, following which this bypoll was necessitated.

UDP was leading with 7144 votes after third round and NPP was distant second with 2682 votes. Congress managed to garner 402 votes.

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