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55% polling in Meghalaya

55% polling in Meghalaya
PTI
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First Published: Thu, Apr 16 2009. 04 50 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Apr 16 2009. 04 50 PM IST
Shillong: Over 55% polling was recorded in the two Lok Sabha constituencies of Meghalaya till 3 pm as voting proceeded smoothly barring stray cases of malfunctioning of EVMs.
In Tura, NCP candidate and the country’s youngest MP Agatha Sangma, daughter of political heavyweight P A Sangma cast her vote at the Walbakgre Lower Primary School.
She was accompanied by her father and mother, who also exercised their franchise at the same polling station.
Governor R S Mooshahary cast his vote at the Oakland Tourist Lodge in Shillong.
In Jaintia Hills district of Shillong constituency, two EVMs were replaced due to malfunctioning.
Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goyal told PTI that one EVM was replaced before polling began at Lamin (B) polling station, while another at Khliehriat was replaced as it developed a technical snag after only 26 votes were polled.
Altogether 12,77,879 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the 2117 polling station set up across the state.
Eleven candidates - seven for Shillong and four for Tura LS seats - are in the fray.
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First Published: Thu, Apr 16 2009. 04 50 PM IST