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Lok Sabha polls| Voting turnout in first two hours stands at close to 10 percent in Meghalaya

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Shillong, Apr 19: Huge turnout is being seen across different polling stations in entire State, where polling is underway for two constituencies – Shillong and Tura.

According to election department officials the turnout stands around 10 percent. However, official details will shortly be announced.

Sitting MP Lok Sabha and NPP candidate for Tura Agatha K Sangma who came to cast her vote at 730 am, stood in line for over 1.5 hours and is still waiting for her turn. She expressed her optimism with the turnout and said that the turnout is encouraging.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma drove himself to cast his vote and reached the Walbakgre polling station in Tura to vote but has still been waiting for over 2.5 hours in queue.

“I had come with the hope to win medal by casting vote amongst the first ones, but when I reached polling station, the queue was already long. So I am waiting for my turn”, said Sangma.

The first one to vote in Walbakgre polling Station Lenush Marak reached polling station at 3:30 am and became the first to cast his vote. He said every year, he comes early but missed the opportunity but this time he came way in advance to cast his vote and win the medal.

Congress candidate Vincent Pala has cast his vote.


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