SHILLONG | March 25, 2019:
BJP MP candidate for Shillong Parliamentary seat and local MLA, Sanbor Shullai filed his nomination before the returning officer, Abhishek Bhagotia in the state capital here on Monday.
Shullai was accompanied by cabinet minister and BJP leader, AL Hek.
Talking to reporters after filing of his nomination, Shullai said that he is confident of winning stating that the people of this country have reposed their faith on Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
“The people of Khasi and Jaintia Hills should vote for the party who will form the next government in Delhi,” he said adding that if he is elected as an MP, he will try to resolve the issues which are pending since 1972 when the State attain it’s statehood.
When asked about the coal mining issue, he said that the party in it’s election manifesto during the Assembly polls last year had assured that if it was able to form the Government, it would try to resolve the coal mining issue in the State.
“But after the elections, we managed to win only two MLAs. By now we would have been able to resolve the coal mining issue if the BJP had formed the Government on it’s own in Meghalaya,,” Shullai said.
To a query on the party’s decision to contest the Lok Sabha polls on its own, he said that the BJP is a national party and the decision of the MDA to project UDP candidate, Jemino Mawthoh is an internal arrangement among the MDA partners. “The BJP has nothing to comment since we’re part of the MDA,” he said
Earlier today, Independent candidate, Romeo Phira Rani, filed his nomination papers for the Shillong Parliamentary seat.
The BJP leader, Sanbor Shullai will be contesting against Congress’ Vincent Pala, MDA’s Dr Jemino Mawthoh, KHNAM’s THS Bonney and two independent candidates.
Shillong will however witnessed a three-corner battle between the Congress, UDP and BJP with each candidate exuding confidence of big win.