Assembly elections in will take place in Meghalaya on 3rd March. There will be 331 candidates, including six former chief ministers.
A total of 349 candidates had filed nomination papers. After scrutiny, five were rejected, while nine withdrew on Wednesday, the last day of withdrawal.
The Election Commission has countermanded the polling in Baghmara constituency after sitting Congress MLA S Sangma, who had also filed his nominations, died of cancer. Three other candidates had also filed nomination for the seat.
A total of 12,32,907 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in 60 constituencies to decide the fate of 331 candidates. There are 20,000 more women voters than men according to the final voters list.
Paramashish Ghosh Roy has more on the story.