27 Aug, 13:05 (IST)

While CM Conrad Sangma of NPP has won the South Tura bypoll, UDP's Pius Marwein has won the Ranikor bypoll. Thank you for staying with us through the Meghalaya bypoll results 2018 Live updates. Live updates are now over. For more news and updates, log on to LatestLY.

27 Aug, 12:50 (IST)

UDP Candidate Pius Marwein wins Ranikor Bypoll by 2896 votes, NPP second. NPP had fielded 5-time MLA from Ranikor Martin M Danggo, who had quit the Congress, following which this bypoll was necessitated.

27 Aug, 12:35 (IST)

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma takes out victory march after winning South Tura Assembly bypoll. Meanwhile, UDP continues to lead in Ranikor.

27 Aug, 12:21 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma for winning South Tura Assembly bypoll. Here's his tweet

27 Aug, 11:34 (IST)

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma thanks voters after winning South Tura Assembly bypoll 2018. "Thank you for believing in NPP and me," he tweets. Check the tweet below.

27 Aug, 11:05 (IST)

Ranikor Bypoll Result: UDP Candidate Pius Marwein continues to lead, he is ahead by 3,390 votes. Counting is underway

27 Aug, 10:28 (IST)

Ranikor Bypoll Result: UDP candidate Piyus Marwein is leading with 10,998 votes, NPP's Martin Danggo is second with 7867 votes. 

27 Aug, 10:09 (IST)
27 Aug, 10:05 (IST)

South Tura Bypoll Result: NPP leading with 10091 votes after third round, Congress second with 4191 votes. Looks like CM Conrad Sangma is headed for a comfortable victory.Ranikor Bypoll Result: UDP leading with 7144 votes after third round, NPP distant second with 2682 votes. Congress is last with just 402 votes.

27 Aug, 09:46 (IST)

Ranikor Bypoll Results: UDP is leading with 4298 votes after second round of counting, NPP second with 1867 votes

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Shillong, Aug 27: Fate of Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and other candidates who contested in the by-elections for the assembly seats of South Tura and Ranikor will be determined today. The State Election Commission (SEC) is scheduled to declare the bypoll results today. The counting of votes is scheduled to begin at 8am. Stay tuned here for the live news and updates of early trends and results.

In the bypolls held on Thursday, a collective voter turnout of over 77 per cent was recorded. In South Tura, where the electorate size is 30,231 voters, 72.82 per cent of the voters exercised their right to franchise. The voter turnout in Ranikore, with an electoral strength of 29,685 was recorded as 82.1 per cent.

South Tura Assembly By-elections: Candidates in Fray & Reason for Bypoll

- Chief Minister Conrad Sangma is contesting from the ruling National People's Party (NPP). The victory is essential for Sangma to continue as the CM as he is currently not a member of the legislative assembly.

- The Congress candidate is debutant Charlotte W Momin. Independent candidates John Leslee K Sangma, who is a former MLA, and Chris Kabul A Sangma are also in the fray.

- The bypoll was necessitated as the incumbent MLA and Sangma's sister, Agatha Sangma resigned in July to pave way for her brother's election.

Ranikor Assembly By-elections: Candidates in Fray & Reason for Bypoll

- The bypoll was necessitated as the incumbent MLA, Martin M Danggo, resigned and joined the NPP. He was in the fray again, constesting on the NPP ticket.

- The Congress fielded Jackiush Sangma, whereas, the UDP an ally of the NPP, had given the ticket to Pius Marwein.

In the 60-member Meghalaya assembly, the NPP with 19 MLAs leads a coalition government, with support from seven UDP MLAs, four PDF MLAs, two Independents, two MLAs each of the BJP and the HSPDP. The rainbow alliance, as pundits call it, also includes one legislator each from NCP and KHNAM. The Congress, which is the single-largest party with 20 seats, is serving as the prime Opposition.