The Indian state of Meghalaya is currently in the midst of its assembly elections, with the major political parties vying for power in the state. The National People’s Party (NPP), led by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, is seeking to retain power, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress, and Trinamool Congress (TMC) are looking to make gains in the state.
The voting process began on February 27, 2023, and tight security measures were put in place to ensure peaceful voting. Over 16,000 personnel were deployed across the state, and prominent politicians, including Sangma, cast their votes in the morning.
As the day progressed, updates on voter turnout in different constituencies started to come in. While some areas reported a slow start to the voting process, others reported a steady stream of voters throughout the day.
The assembly elections in Meghalaya are being closely watched, as the outcome could have implications for the political landscape of the state as well as the country. The results will also be an indicator of the popularity of the major political parties in the region.
As of the time of writing, the voting process is still ongoing, and the final results are yet to be announced. However, the live updates provide a fascinating glimpse into the battle for power in Meghalaya and the democratic process in action.