The much awaited voting in two northeastern states of Nagaland and Meghalaya came to an end on Tuesday evening with reduced turnout of electorate in both the states as compared to the 2013 figures.
According to official sources, the voters’ turnout was 67 per cent in Meghalaya as against 89 per cent five years back in 2013 while in Nagaland 75 per cent of electorate turned up to exercise their franchise. This was against 90. 57 voters’ turnout in 2013.
Both the states have a 60-member Assembly each, but voting went on for 59 constituencies in both the states as election was countermanded in Williamnagar constituency of Meghalaya wherein Jonathone N Sangma, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate was killed by suspected militants on February 18.