Balajied Kupar Synrem
Shillong, October 24, 2019 (MMP): The United Democratic Party (UDP) candidate, Balajied Kupar Synrem today emerged victorious in the Shella Bye-Election in Meghalaya. He defeated his nearest rival Independent candidate, Gracy Mary Kharpuri by a margin of huge margin of 6221 votes. Synrem polled 12,002 votes and Kharpuri polled 5781 votes in the six-cornered contest. The seat felt vacant, when his father, who was the Speaker of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, Dr. Donkupar Roy passed away due to organ failure at the Medanta Super Specialty hospital at Gurgaon, Delhi on the 28 of July, 2019. Synrem won the Assembly seat with huge margin. Synrem made a difference from his father won the Shella Assembly Constituency in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills District, on the Indo-Bangladesh border with small margin for five consecutive terms from 1988. The other candidate of the People’s Democratic Front-Mosjo Rock F. Wanswet polled 2126 voter, Congress candidate-Batingshain Laitmon secured 454 votes, BJP contestant-Joshua Warjri got-310 votes and Independent candidate-Kommin Laitmon got-123 votes.
Result of Shella Bye-Election in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills District.
|Name of candidates||Party||Vote Polled||Margin|
|Sl.1.||Balajied Kupar Synrem||United Democratic Party||12,002||6221|
|Sl.2.||Grace Mary Kharpuri||Independent||5781|
|Sl.3.||Mosjo Rock F. Wanswet||People’s Democratic Front||4327|
|Sl.4.||Battyngshain Laitmon Ranga||Congress||1715|
Party position in the 60-member Meghalaya Legislative Assembly with today’s result
National People’s Party (NPP) led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance Government-38,
NPP-21, UDP-7, PDF-4, HSPDP-2, BJP-2 and Independent (2)
KHNAM (Nuetral) -1.