An estimated 95 per cent of Congress delegates voted in election today to choose a new national president, Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee working president, Deborah Marak said.
Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge (80) and senior leader Shashi Tharoor (66) are in the race for the top party post and the poll result will be known on October 19.
Though Meghalaya Congress was supposed to cast 60 votes representing 60 blocks, as four blocks in Garo Hills were not formed, the number of votes stood at 56.
Each block has one vote each. The party delegates from Meghalaya were nominated by the MPCC while eight others were nominated by the AICC.
Pradesh Returning Officer and Assam MLA Rekibuddin Ahmed said the election process was smooth and completed at 4 pm.
There are a total of 9915 Congress voters in the country to decide the future of Kharge and Tharoor.
Kharge, a Rajya Sabha MP hailing from Karnataka, is considered the favourite to win the race for his perceived proximity to the Gandhi family and backing by senior leaders even as Tharoor, a three-time Lok Sabha member from Kerala, has pitched himself as the candidate of change.