Meghalaya Assembly Election Result 2023 Highlights: The Meghalaya Assembly election results 2023 have delivered a hung verdict with no party in a position to form a government on its own. As per Election Commission data, the National People’s Party has won 20 seats and is leading on 6 seats, emerging as the single-largest party in the state. The United Democratic Party is at second spot with 11 seats under its belt, followed by the Trinamool Congress and the Congress party at 5 seats each. The Bharatiya Janata Party, Hill State People’s Democratic Party, People’s Democratic Front and Independents have won 2 seats each while the Voice of the People Party has bagged 4 seats. Results for 53 seats have been declared and six are still awaited. The majority mark required to form a government is 30.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has dialled Union Home minister Amit Shah seeking support to form a government in the state after the results threw a fractured mandate. The NPP and the BJP had contested the last elections together and formed a government but broke ties to contest alone ahead of the elections. Sangma had said after the elections that he was open to alliances in the interest of providing a stable government in the state. Sangma met Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday to discuss a possible alliance. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to thank the people of the state and promised to continue working towards the development trajectory of the state.
Meghalaya election 2023 results: The National People’s Party emerged as the single-largest party but fell short of the majority mark.
As the dust settles, trends and election results by the ECI show the NPP is still short of a majority. As per EC data, the NPP has won 16 seats and leading in another 9, placing its tally at 25. As per the EC leads and results, the BJP
Party workers broke into celebrations at the residence of Chief Minister Conrad Sangma after the NPP emerged as the single-largest party in the state. According to the Election Commission of India, the NPP has won 16 seats and is leading on another 9 of the 59 seats that went to polls on February 27 last month.
#WATCH | Celebrations begin at Meghalaya CM and National People's Party (NPP) chief Conrad Sangma's residence in Shillong.— ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2023
As per official EC trends, the party has won 6 and is leading on 19 of the total 59 seats in fray. #MeghalayaElections2023 pic.twitter.com/suFhQPB0Fz
“We'd like to thank the people of the state for having voted for us. We are short on a few numbers, so we'll wait for the final results to come out. We will see what next steps are to be taken based on the final results,” said CM Conrad Sangma.
#WATCH | Tura, Meghalaya | "We'd like to thank the people of the state for having voted for us. We are short on a few numbers, so we'll wait for the final results to come out. We will see what next steps are to be taken based on the final results," says Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma pic.twitter.com/281euGC6xp— ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2023
Incumbent Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has said that he will await the final results before deciding on the NPP's future course of action. The CM conceded that the NPP is seen falling short of a few seats but said will take a final call only after the results.
As trends began to solidify as the Election Commission of India began to roll out the results, the NPP appears to be falling short of a majority by three seats. The party is currently leading in 27 seats, with three more legislators required to form a government.
The Bharatiya Janata Party is learnt to have already initiated talks with its former alliance partner, the National People's Party. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the BJP's chief strategist in the Northeast, met his counterpart Conrad Sangma on Wednesday to explore an alliance, reports The Indian Express.
Sniawbhalang Dhar, the National People's Party candidate has won the Nartiang assembly seat, defeating Congress candidate Emlang Laloo by a margin of 2,123 votes.
Trends and results available on the website of the Election Commission of India show the NPP winning one seat and leading in 23 others. The Trinamool, Congress and the BJP are tied at leads in 5 seats each while the United Democratic Party leads in 4 seats. The Voice of the People Party is leading in 4 seats, the People's Democratic Front in 1, the Hill State People’s Democratic Party in 2 and Independents in 3 assembly seats.
Having severed ties with its former alliance partner, the NPP may need to depend on the Bharatiya Janata Party or Independents to form a government in Meghalaya. The Sangma-led ruling party is currently leading in 26 seats, while the BJP is ahead in four seats, as per the latest available trends.
Trends so far suggest that the electorate in Meghalaya has thrown up a fractured mandate in a multi-cornered contest. No party appears to be close to the majority mark of 30. The National People's Party, however, looks set to emerge as the single-largest party, leading in 26 seats as of 11.15 AM.
There is no certainty yet on which party will form a government in the state despite the National People's Party maintaining its lead. However, the Conrad Sangma-led party is yet to reach the majority mark and may have to depend on others for support.
The National People's Party is now leading in 25 seats, the TMC in 6, BJP in 6, Congress in 5 and Others in 17, as per trends available at 10.30 AM.
As per the latest trends, the NPP of Conrad Sangma is leading in 23 seats while the TMC is leading in 8 constituencies. The Congress and the BJP are leading in 6 seats each while Others are ahead in 16 seats.
As per trends available on the Election Commission of India website at 10 AM, the NPP leads in 11 seats, the TMC in 2, BJP in 3, Congress in 3, UDP in 4, VPP in 3, HSPDP in 2, PDF in 1, GNC in 1 and Independent in 1.
Nikman Ch Marak of the Garo National Council is leading from the Chokpot constituency, as per early ECI trends.
Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Sangma is seen trailing in the Tikrikilla assembly constituency witha close contest between NPP's Jimmy Sangma and BJP's Rahinath Barchung.
With no party close to a majority, smaller parties may emerge as the kingmakers. As per the latest trends, Others are cumulatively leading in 18 seats, much ahead of the tally of TMC (14), NPP (13), Congress (8) and BJP (6).
Meghalaya Assembly elections 2023 may have delivered a hung house with no party even close to the majority mark of 30. The Trinamool and the NPP are locked in a tough battle to emerge as the single-largest party, with neither close to the magic figure.
The Trinamool Congress and the ruling NPP are now at par with both parties leading in 15 seats each. Others are leading in 17 seats while the Congress and BJP are leading in seven and six seats, respectively.
The Meghalaya Assembly may be heading for a hung House with no party close to the majority figure in trends available so far. The TMC is in pole position in 18 seats against 12 for the NPP. The Congress and the BJP lag behind at 7 and 5 seats, respectively.
The Trinamool Congress is now ahead of the ruling NPP of Conrad Sangma, leading in 19 seats as per the latest trends. The NPP is ahead in 12 seats, Congress in 7, BJP in 5 while Others are seen leading in 16 seats.
The tables appear to be turning against the NPP as the Trinamool Congress now leads in 20 seats against 11 for the NPP, as per early trends.
The ruling National People's Party is leading in 20 seats, with Chief Minister Conrad Sangma leading from the South Tura seat, early trends showed on Thursday.
The National People's Party of Chief Minister Conrad Sangma was leading on 21 seats against leads on 8 seats for the BJP and the Trinamool Congress. The Congress was leading on 3 seats.
Counting begins to decide the fate of the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly. Will Conrad Sangma be back in power, we will know today.
Meghalaya went to the polls for 59 of its 60 assembly seats. Polling for the Sohiong Assembly constituency was postponed following the demise of the state's former Home minister and United Democratic Party (UDP) candidate from the seat, HDR Lyngdoh.
Meghalaya | The counting of votes for the Meghalaya Assembly elections will begin at 8 am. Visuals from counting centre at Extension Training Centre in Tura pic.twitter.com/yAXDrmDoRH— ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2023
The voter turnout stood at 85.17 per cent when polling took place on February 27. As per the data released by the EC, 11 constituencies polled over 90 per cent in Monday's election. The highest voter turnout was recorded in Mowkaiaw with 92.73 per cent, followed by Rajabala with 92.66 per cent.
Other constituencies with over 90 per cent voting are Phulbari (90.39), Selsella (91.71), Dadenggre (90.23), Mairang (90.93), Mawthadraishan (91.70), Nartiang (90.49), Sutnga-Saipung (90.80), Khliehriat (90.75), and Amlarem (90.97).
Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma's constituency of South Tura polled lowest in Garo Hills at 73.65 per cent, followed by North Tura at 75.98 per cent and Williamnagar at 77.26 per cent.
The rest of the constituencies across the State polled above 80 per cent.
Meghalaya | Section 144 imposed in Eastern West Khasi Hills district by the District Magistrate pic.twitter.com/JY8t1wHCp9— ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2023
Results for the 59 seats in the Meghalaya Assembly will be declared today after the counting of votes starts at 8 AM today. Voting was held on February 27.
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The unfolding scenario is in line with what most exit polls had predicted – a hung Assembly in Meghalaya, with the ruling NPP emerging as the single-largest party in the state, but short of a majority. Sangma has signalled that he is keeping his options open in the interest of providing a stable government in the state.
Meghalaya recorded a voter turnout of 85.25 per cent among 21 lakh eligible voters. A total of 369 candidates are in fray in the state in 59 of the 60 assembly seats. While the ruling NPP is hopeful to retain power in the state, it faces a challenge from the BJP, the NPP and the Trinamool Congress. Voting for the 59 seats concluded peacfeully on February 27, officials said.