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Lok Sabha Elections: Polling ends in Meghalaya

Polling for two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya began on a peaceful note in the second phase of the election.

Polling for two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya began on a peaceful note in the second phase of the election on Wednesday (April 9).
An old lady showing her finger mark after casting her vote during polling at Ri Bhoi District in Meghalaya on Wednesday. (PTI)

Congress, BJP, former Lok Sabha speaker P A Sangma's National Peoples Party, regional party United Democratic Party (UDP) besides independents supported by small regional parties will fight it out in a multi-cornered contest in Shillong and Tura seats.

Sangma shows his ink-marked finger while casting his vote at a polling station during the second phase of polling for Lok Sabha elections at Tura in Meghalaya on Wednesday. (PTI)

Sangma, who has won the Tura seat eight out of ten times, is pitted in a straight fight against Congress candidate Daryl Momin for the seat. (PTI)

Sangma signs before casting his vote at a polling station during the second phase of polling for Lok Sabha elections at Tura in Meghalaya on Wednesday. PTI

Sangma with daughter Agatha Sangma and other family members after casting votes at a polling station during the second phase of polling for Lok Sabha elections at Tura in Meghalaya on Wednesday. (PTI)

In Shillong a total eight contestants are in the fray, including the sitting Congress MP Vincent Pala, UDP candidate former student leader Paul Lyngdoh, BJP nominee Shibun Lyngdoh besides church leader P B M Basaiawmoit, who is fighting as an independent.
People show their voter identity card as they queue to cast their vote at a polling booth at Ri Bhoi area, in Meghalaya on Wednesday. (PTI)

There are 343 sensitive polling booths out of 2,562, of which 85 per cent are in the militant-hit Garo Hills region and classified as hyper sensitive. Polling stations along the international border with Bangladesh and inter-state border with Assam are also classified as such.
People show their voter identity card as they queue to cast their vote at a polling booth at Ri Bhoi area, in Meghalaya on Wednesday. (PTI)

Security has been tightened in Khasi Jaintia Hills region following a 12-hr bandh called by banned HNLC since 5 am today.
People get their ink mark as they queue to cast their vote at a polling booth at Ri Bhoi area, in Meghalaya on Wednesday. (PTI)

An elderly Naga man casts his vote in a voting center at Senapati, in Manipur state.
Hundreds of thousands of people in long-winding lines voted Wednesday in the insurgency-wracked remote northeast of India in the second phase of the county's national elections. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of parliament announced May 16. (AP)

Voters shows their mark after casting their vote in a polling station for the Lok Sabha Election at a polling station at Harlibagan area, in Meghalaya on Wednesday. (PTI)

A lady showing her mark after casting her vote in a polling station for the Lok Sabha Election at a polling station at Ri Bhoi area, in Meghalaya on Wednesday. (PTI)

People stand in line to cast their votes inside a voting center at Senapati, in Manipur state. (AP)