Congress candidate Miani Dalbot Shira is leading by 2365 votes after the fourth round of counting of votes for the by-elections to the Ampati Legislative Assembly constituency of Meghalaya.
After the fourth round, Shira polled 11693 votes.
National People’s Party (NPP) candidate Clement G Momin polled 9328 votes after counting of the fourth round.
Subhankar Koch, an Independent candidate polled 65 votes after the fourth round of counting.
Polling for by-election to Ampati Assembly seat on Monday saw a huge turnout of 90.42 percent of voters.
Electioneering in the high-profile Ampati seat saw stalwarts of both the Congress and the NPP engaging in intense campaigning to bag the seat.
While it is a matter of prestige for the Congress to retain the seat which was held by former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma for several years, NPP is looking to further consolidate its position by winning the prestigious seat in the Garo Hills of Meghalaya.