TURA, April 8 - The National Peoples� Party (NPP) and the Indian National Congress (INC) today took out bike rallies in the Garo Hills region in an effort to drum up support for their candidates.
(Agatha Sangma of the NPP) and Mukul Sangma (of the Congress).
The Congress undertook a bike rally from the coal-rich area of Nongalbibra making their way through Siju along the National Highway 62 before ending it at Baghmara, the district headquarter of South Garo Hills. The rally follows another on Saturday in Adokgre village in North Garo Hills (NGH) by the Congress.
The NPP began its rally in NGH this afternoon which also saw a huge number of motorcycles on the road. The rally for the party began at Chisim Apal village via Daram before ending at Rangagora at Bajengdoba. A meeting was also held seeking support for their candidate, Agatha Sangma, who is contesting from Tura Lok Sabha seat.
The fight for the Tura seat looks to be a very close race with both parties already claiming the upper hand. Voting for the seat will be held on April 11 with counting on May 23. Tomorrow, April 9, will be the last day of campaigning.