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MDA will win this election, says Meghalaya CM

IANS  |  Shillong 

Chief on Thursday voiced confidence that candidates of the ruling Democratic Alliance (MDA) will win both the Shillong and Lok Sabha seats.

An estimated 35 per cent of the 19,14,795 voters their votes till 11:45 a.m., said.

The MDA has fielded former and (NPP) nominee Agatha from and former from Shillong seat.

"We are very confident that both Agatha and Mawthoh will win this election as people have reposed faith in the government," Conrad told IANS after casting his vote.

Both Mawthoh and Agatha, who is the sister of the Chief and the youngest daughter of former Lok Sabha Purno Agitok Sangma, will contest on symbols of their own party's - the and the NPP, respectively.

Agatha, who was the in the UPA-II government, is pitted against former Mukul of the and Meghalaya's

Mawthoh is fighting to unseat two-time and former from Shillong seat, which is considered a traditional seat.

Sitting BJP and three - T.H.S. Bonney, and - are the other contenders from Shillong seat.



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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 12:52 IST