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SHILLONG, June 4: Supporters from all across the state and from all sections of society thronged the Polo Ground where the counting of votes was held on Tuesday for the Shillong parliamentary constituency.
Even Section 144, which was already in place within 100 metres around the counting zone, failed to deter an overzealous crowd.
Approximately 15,000 people danced to the tunes of the popular track ‘Ha U Prah’, which reverberated in the Polo Ground.
Even the viral dancing elderly woman from Mawprem was swayed to the rhythm of ‘Ha U Prah’.
Expressing her support for the party, she said she wants the VPP to be in power so her children and grandchildren can have a better future.
Supporters from Lumparing were also seen selling small prahs, t-shirts and sashes adorned with the VPP’s winnower symbol, and the other supporters thronged to buy them,  in a bid to show their public display of affection for the party.
The seller, also a diehard fan of the party, said, “What impressed me most is their youth-centric politics and that they promise to bring about change.”
There were whispers in the crowd about how nobody can beat the VPP when it comes to marketing their symbol.
Talking about how the VPP is about to bring in a change, another supporter said, “We are tired of the corrupt politics of the BJP and the NPP, and we hope the VPP sticks to its clean politics ideology and does what they promised.”
The sea of supporters, after the official declaration, followed the newly elected candidate in a massive victory procession from Polo to Mawlai, and then Umiam.
However, after the crowd left, what was left was an entire pile of plastic bottles, wrappers among other garbage.



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