SHILLONG, April 9 - Campaigning came to a close at 4pm this evening for both the Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha seats, which go to polls on April 11.
Returning Officers for the Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha seats have passed an order under Section 144 of the CrPC and imposed the campaign silence period of 48 hours before polling.
Under the order public meetings by any political parties or Independent candidates are prohibited and use of loudspeakers is banned during the 48-hour period.
For the Shillong seat, there are six candidates in the fray. The fight is mainly between sitting Congress candidate Vincent H Pala, UDP�s Jemino Mawthoh and BJP�s Sanbor Shullai. There are also three Independent candidates.
In Tura, there are three candidates in the fray and the fight is between National People�s Party candidate Agatha Sangma, Congress� Mukul Sangma and BJP�s Rikman Momin.