Shillong ( Meghalaya) ,Mar 30 The Bye election in Sohiong constituency will be held on May 10 and counting of votes will take place on May 13 according to a statement issued by the Election Commission .
The model code of conduct will be in force with immediate effect .
The notification for election to Sohiong constituency will be issued on April 13. The last date for filing of nominations is April 20 while the date for scrutiny of nominations is April 21. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is April 24.
The UDP had announced Synsharlang Lyngdoh Thabah as its candidate for the Sohiong seat.who is the nephew of late Lyngdoh.
There are a total of 34,783 voters in Sohiong constituency of which 17,687 are females.
UDP is supporting the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government, led by the NPP.
Former Home Minister and UDP candidate HDR Lyngdoh passed away of Feb 20 after he suddenly collapsed during election campaigning. He was rushed to a hospital where he breathed his last. 59 of 60 Assembly constituencies in Meghalaya went to polls in a single phase on Feb 27.
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