The Meghalaya cabinet today decided to postpone the elections to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) on account of the Assembly elections in neighbouring Assam around the same time.
The third phase of the Assam Assembly election will be held on April 6, close to the April 9 date the government had set for the GHADC polls.
As the constituencies going to the polling booths on April 6 are close to the Garo Hills region, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that it would be prudent to postpone the GHADC polls to April 12.
He also informed that counting of votes will now take place on April 15 rather than April 14.
While NPP has cleared its final list of candidates for the GHADC polls, Congress and UDP have announced only their first list respectively.