A turnout of nearly 90 per cent was registered for the bypoll to Ampati seat in Meghalaya that was vacated by former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma earlier this year after he won from two seats. While the Congress has fielded Mr Sangma's daughter Miani D Shira, the ruling National People's Party (NPP)-led alliance steered by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has fielded Clement Momin who is backed by the BJP and other regional parties. Mr Sangma who has represented the seat six consecutive times says the timing was about right for him to step aside. "It's the right time to pave the way for a new incumbent to serve the people who have stood firm behind me and the party. We look forward to a positive outcome," Mr Sangma told NDTV.