SHILLONG, March 3 - Some of the top leaders who have lost the elections include former Chief Minister SC Marak from Congress and Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh, also from Congress.
Marak lost the Resubelpara seat in Garo Hills against NPP candidate, Timothy D Shira by over 1,000 votes. Lyngdoh lost the Sohiong constituency to HSPDP candidate, Samlin Malngiang by 622 votes.
Urban Affairs Minister Ronnie V Lyngdoh (Cong) lost from Mylliem against PDF candidate, Hamletson Dohling.
Speaker and senior Congress MLA, Abu Taher Mondal has lost the Phulbari seat to SG Estmatur Momin of NPP.
Former Cabinet Minister and senior UDP legislator, Paul Lyngdoh has lost West Shillong seat to Congress candidate, Mohendro Rapsang.
Some of the prominent winners include, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma who won from his strongholds in Ampati and Songsak constituencies in Garo Hills. From Songsak, Sangma won by 1,830 votes defeating his NPP rival, Nihim D Shira and in Ampati, Sangma won comfortably against his BJP rival Bakul Hajong by over 7,000 votes.
Former Chief Minister Donkupar Roy of UDP won the Shella seat by a narrow margin over his PDF rival, Leston Wanswett. Prestone Tynsong, a former Congress MLA won the Pynursla seat contesting on a NPP ticket. He is a potential CM candidate if NPP forms a coalition Government.
Agatha Sangma, former Union Minister and daughter of late PA Sangma won the South Tura seat defeating her BJP rival. She too is a potential CM candidate.