It is a four cornered contest in Meghalaya, NPP backed UDP candidate Balajeid Synrem who is the son of Late Dr Donkupar Roy is one of the key candidates.

Congress’ Batyngshain Ryngnga, PDF’s Mosjo Wanswett and BJP’s Joshua Warjri are also in the battlefield. Apart from them, Grace Mary Kharpuri is also fighting the elections as an independent candidate.

Voting for by-election to the Assembly constituency in East Khasi Hills district, began at 7 am amidst tight security. The first five voters who exercised their franchise were awarded green medals.

High-voltage campaigning was also witnessed in Shella with Chief Minister Conrad Sangma vouching for Balajeid Synrem and Former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma exuding confidence in the congress’ candidate on various occasions.

Fate of these candidates will be locked in EVMs today. As per reports, voting percentage in the Shella constituency stands at 25 percent.