TURA, March 3 - On expected lines, almost all family members of the Congress as well as NPP chief tore through the elections, winning all they contested, barring the wife of Zenith Sangma, who lost to NCP party chief, from Gambegre.
Outgoing CM, Dr Mukul Sangma, won his Ampati and Songsak seats comfortably in the end with margin of victory being over 8,000 and 1,500 respectively against Nihim D Shira.
In Mahendraganj, Mukul�s wife, Dikkanchi Shira won comfortably against BJP candidate, Premananda Koch, beating him by close to 8,000 votes. Zenith, however, had a bit of a scare against NPP candidate from Rangsakona, Subir Marak, who lost by only about 1,000 votes.
Agatha Sangma, who was initially trailing BJP candidate, Billykid A Sangma, later picked up her pace to win by over 1,500 votes in the end. Her elder brother, James Pangsang K Sangma was also in a similar state, initially trailing before making up and winning by over 2,800 votes against local lad, Rupa M Marak in Dadenggre.
Sadhiarani Sangma, wife of Zenith Sangma, however, finished a close second to NCP chief, Saleng A Sangma, losing eventually by only 36 votes.
While brothers, sisters and wives did themselves proud by winning, close relatives of NPP chief, however, could not cross the hurdle.
Sanjay A Sangma, brother in law of NPP chief, Conrad K Sangma, lost to Dikkanchi D Shira from Mahendraganj coming third, while, Ian Botham Sangma, cousin of Conrad, lost by about 1,700 votes to Cong candidate, Winnerson Sangma.
Another cousin, Boston Marak, who contested from Garo National Council (GNC) from the same seat came fourth among eight candidates.