SHILLONG, July 18: The election for the 15th President of India went off smoothly in Meghalaya in which the representatives including the MLAs and MP of the Rajya Sabha were seen to have arrived in a uniform manner to cast their votes in this election which was held in the Annexe Hall of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly in Rilbong, Shillong.
In this election for the new President, 3 MLAs could not attend which includes the two NPP MLAs, Sniawbhalang Dhar who is unwell and James P.K.Sangma who is not in the State, while Marathon J.Sangma who is the MLA of the AITC was unable to att nd because he is infected with Covid-19.
With regards to this election, from the interactions with the representatives who casted their votes, it is understood that the candidate of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Droupadi Murmu is hopeful of securing the majority of votes in Meghalaya, because most of the representatives feel that this tribal woman should be given the opportunity to take on the chair of the highest office in the country.
The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K.Sangma also said that if the candidate of the NDA who is a tribal woman wins this election, much changes on several issues of the tribal population will be brought. He also said that she may not bring any changes on the allegation of atrocities against tribals but in many other aspects which also includes development.