Pius Marwein
Pius Marwein (right). Image credit - Twitter

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma has congratulated Ranikor MLA Pius Marwein for his win in the KHADC by-poll.

Pius Marwein from the United Democratic Party (UDP), won the by-poll to the Langrin district council constituency of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma tweeted: “Congratulations to Sh. Pius Marwein, MLA of #Ranikor for his victorious win in the bye-election to Langrin district council constituency of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).”

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Ranikor MLA Pius Marwein won the by-polls by a margin of 6,979 votes.

Counting of votes was held on Tuesday at Mawkyrwat in the South West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.

While UDP candidate Pius Marwein received 13,793 votes his nearest rival candidate from the Congress, Jotin Khardewsaw, was able to get 6,814 votes.

The National People’s Party (NPP) candidate Kitbok Nongrem received only 3,212 votes.

On the other hand, 244 voters opted for NOTA.

The by-poll to the Langrin seat of the KHADC was held on February 28 last.

The by-poll was necessitated following the death of UDP MDC Nasar Marwein on October 28, 2019.

The by-poll was conducted by the District Council Affairs department.

The KHADC has 30 members including one member nominated by the state governor.

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