Shillong: Finally, the Shella by-poll saga came to an end as people today gave Balajied Kupar Synrem, heir to late Dr. Donkupar Roy a win with thumping majority. Synrem wins by 6221 votes against Grace Kharpuri.
In giving Synrem a win, Shella sends a strong message that, 1. It honours late longest serving leader a befitting tribute; 2. UDP will have to live according to its election promises; 3. Balajied Kupar Synrem treats this win as a do or die tenure if he wants to strengthen and foster his political career and enliven the legacy of his father.
There are many half-done works interrupted by the demise of the late MLA. People still pose faith on the leader’s family and UDP to take all those into completion. With this win the MDA is strengthened.
Celebrations galore. New MLA will have to walk the talk now.
Final tally plus postal ballots
Ind ( Grace) 5781
Winning margin 6221