The campaigning for the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) election in Meghalaya came to an end on Saturday for the polls scheduled on April 12.
On the last day of the campaigning, the leader of the opposition and the Congress star campaigner former Chief Minister Mukul M Sangma campaigned in the Plain belt area.
Meanwhile, NPP’s star campaigner Chief Minister and party supremo Conrad K Sangma campaigned in the Tura area.
While Conrad focuses on Government’s initiative and development, Mukul highlighted the corruption of the NDA Government led by NPP.
Along with Congress, other parties highlighted issues like financial leakage, alleged corruption in GHADC, pending salaries, government’s apathy towards the state and its citizens.
Adding to the agony of the electorate, they also highlighted problems like load shedding, frequent power cuts, and power failure.
The incumbent NPP as well as the opposition Congress is fielding candidates from all the 29 constituencies spread across the five districts of the Garo Hills region.
In most seats, it is a direct flight between Congress and NPP while in a few seats Independents, GNC, BJP and UDP are challenging them.
As many as 182 candidates in the fray from the 29 constituencies of which eight are female and 174 are male candidates.
Over 7, 43,717 candidates will decide the fate of the candidates on April 12.
The counting of votes will take place on April 15.