TURA, Oct 10 - Amidst a call for boycott of polls on the issue of inclusion of non-tribals in the GHADC elections slated for October 12, the campaign ended on a high note in the five district of Garo Hills today.
The Congress has fielded candidates in all 29 seats, while the UDP is contesting in 14 seats, NPP in 22, BJP in six, while there are 79 independent candidates in the fray. The contest is expected mainly between Congress and NPP, though the UDP may just spring a surprise.
The run up to the elections, for the first time, saw Dadengre town question veteran politicians, PA Sangma and Mukul Sangma on broken promises setting a trend that is likely to continue.
Polling will be held in 788 polling stations, of which 255 have been classified as hyper sensitive and 108 as sensitive.
�The polling personnel have started moving to their respective polling stations�, said Pravin Bakshi, DC of West Garo Hills and returning officer of GHADC polls.
The call for exclusion of non-tribals from voting and contesting followed by subsequent agitations has ensured that the elections are held under tight security cover. The Ngos as well militant groups have sought for complete exclusion of non-tribals with Ngos calling for boycott of the polls.