Shillong, Feb. 24: In a record of sorts, only eight out of over 300 voters today turned up to vote at remote Shyrkon polling station, which falls under the Maweit area in Nongstoin constituency in Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills district.
However, an official said, the turnout in other polling stations under Maweit, which is a coal-rich area, was substantial. Nongstoin falls within the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council.
There had been a call to boycott the elections in the Maweit area in protest against the poor road conditions.
There are eight polling stations under Maweit. These include Risiang, Mynraw, Nongtraw, Maweit, Mawmarin, Miangshang, Shyrkon and Porkhadoh.