Meghalaya: Congress Emerged as Single Largest Party in GHADC Polls
GUWAHATI: The Congress emerged as the single-largest party in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) elections in Meghalaya by winning 12 out of 29 GHADC seats which went to polls on April 12.
Ruling National People’s Party (NPP) bagged 11 while BJP won two seats.
A total of 182 candidates were in the fray for 29 GHADC constituencies.
BJP won the prestigious seats in Tura and Barengapara.
Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) minister Jitendra Singh said, “BJP has made its mark in Meghalaya by winning two seats in Garo Hills Autonomous Council polls.”
Meghalaya BJP vice-president Bernard Marak won the Tura seat in a major upset for NPP.
An independent candidate from Rochonpara seat, Arbinestone Marak, emerged as the “giant slayer” as he defeated incumbent GHADC chief executive member (CEM) Dipul Marak.