Shillong, Sep 28: The Election Commission of India has announced bye-elections to three assembly seats of Meghalaya and others across the country.
As per the notification, the date of polling is October 30 and the date of counting would be November 2.
It may be mentioned that these seats fell vacant after the sitting legislators died.
These three seats are Mawryngkneng, Rajabala and Mawphlang.
Earlier, this year David Nongrum who had represented Mawryngkneng for two terms died on February 2, Dr Azad Zaman a first time MLA of Rajabala constituency died on March 4. Both Nongrum and Zaman were from the Congress.
Earlier, this month, S. K. Sunn also a first time legislators from Mawphlang and an independent candidate who later join the United Democratic Party (UDP) as an associate member died on September 10.
This current House of the Meghalaya Assembly has so far lost five legislators.
The others being Dr. Donkupar Roy of the UDP and Clement Marak of the Congress.
Marak who represented Selsella constituency died on October 8, 2018 and Dr Roy who represented Shella constituency died on July 28, 2019.
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