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Mawlai Syllaikariah votes en masse as Dorbar revokes boycott decision


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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, April 19: After making a boycott call earlier, the Executive Committee of Dorbar Mawlai Syllaikariah withdrew its decision and electorates from the locality went to cast their votes in large numbers logging an impressive voting turnout of around 78% till 3.30 pm on Friday.
Mawlai Syllaikariah has only one polling station at Christ Church Secondary School.
Speaking to reporters, the assistant Rangbah Shnong of Mawlai Syllaikariah, A Kharkongor, said it was not an easy decision for the Dorbar to take the drastic step of boycotting the elections.
“We had suffered for the two years as the internal road of the locality remained unrepaired after the PHE had laid the blue water pipes under the Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme (Phase-III),” he said.
According to him, the delay in the repair of the road has caused the residents much inconvenience.
“We had submitted several representations to the concerned contractors. But there was no positive response,” Kharkongor said.
He, however, revealed that after the announced the decision to boycott Lok Sabha elections on March 28, there was a positive response from the concerned contractor and the repair work on the locality roads started from March 30.
The Dorbar had on Wednesday had announced in the locality to withdraw its decision of boycotting the election.
Kharkongor said that they had appealed to the residents to come out to cast their votes, while expressing happiness at the presence of a large number of voters.
The assistant Rangbah Shnong said that Dorbar Mawlai Syllaikariah, like during the past elections, worked closely with the officials of the Election department this time.


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