SHILLONG, April 11: Meghalaya’s Chief Minister Conrad Sangma waited in a long queue for more than half an hour before he finally cast his vote at Walbakgre School in Tura where he was accompanied by his wife on Thursday.
No sooner was he done voting, former Union Minister and NPP candidate Agatha Sangma reached the polling station accompanied by her mother. She too waited patiently in the queue for her turn.
“Elections are always tough and we all have worked hard and believe that our hard work will pay off,” said Agatha after exercising her franchise.
Exuding confidence of a win, she said, “I am grateful for this opportunity and I believe that the people of Garo Hills have not forgotten us and we hope to emerge victorious in this election due to the love of the people of Garo Hills.”
She also added that she will be spending her time in visiting the people and places that she could not visit during the short span of her election campaigning.
Meanwhile, leader of the opposition and Congress MP Candidate, Dr Mukul Sangma voted at Ampati where he was accompanied by his wife and daughter.
Earlier speaking to newsmen he has stated that the trust and confidence that he shares with the people of the region over the years will see him through this election.
Aganwadi workers, volunteers and Members of the Bharat Scouts and Guides were also busy helping out the elderly, differently abled and lactating mothers in various polling stations across the Garo Hills region.
No disturbances or untoward incidents were reported from any of the polling station till the filing of this report.