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Rabha community leader extend support to Agatha Sangma

TURA | April 04, 2019:

The National People’s Party (NPP) candidate for Tura MP polls, Agatha K Sangma, received a boost after leaders belonging to the Rabha community in Meghalaya, decided to extend their support to the Conrad Sangma-led party.

MDA constituents likely to form EC in KHADC, JHADC

SHILLONG | March 02, 2019:

The counting comes to a close on Saturday as winners and supporters celebrate their big win today. Both the councils went to polls on February 27. As many as 131 candidates are vying for the 29 seats each in KHADC and JHADC.

RS Polls: Congress trying to create confusion over selection of Kharlukhi as MDA candidate, says Conrad

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Shillong, March 08:

Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma has accused the Congress of trying to create confusion over the selection of NPP State president, Dr. W.R. Kharlukhi as the consensus candidate of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls.

BJP MDC files FIR against GHADC CEM alleging fraud


TURA | March 11:

Internal conflicts within the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) continue to stir controversies among the members of the council. In a fresh political development, a BJP MDC, Bhupendra Hajong has accused the CEM Dipul Marak of using earlier signed papers fraudulently in an attempt to show his support for the NPP led EC.

BJP likely to settle for 45 seats as leaders uncertain of 2nd list’s approval

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, Feb 04, 2018: 

Just three days left for the candidates to file their nominations papers, it is unlikely that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be releasing the second list of candidates anytime soon. However, it was informed that confirmation on whether the party will come out with the second list or not, will be known only tomorrow.

The BJP had on Friday, released the first list of 45 candidates who will be contesting the ensuing Assembly polls in Meghalaya featuring names of prominent leaders like former congress legislator AL Hek who will be contesting from Pynthorumkhrah constituency and former NCP state party chief Sanbor Shullai who will contesting from South Shillong.

However, it is unclear whether the BJP will be fielding candidates in the remaining 15 seats — 9 in Khasi-Jaintia Hills and 6 in Garo Hills.

BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli told TNT-The Northeast Today that at present, reports stating that the BJP will not field anymore candidates for the ensuing polls is are but rumours, though he said that they are not certain whether the party is introducing any new candidates or not.

ALSO READ:Meghalaya: BJP announces first list of 45 candidates for ensuing Assembly Polls; Final list to come in day or two

“We are not sure because we have given the assessment of the almost 60 seats to the central leaders and they have already come out with the list of 45 names,” Kohli said.

Furthermore, the BJP leader said that they will come to know about the same only by tomorrow  adding that today being a Sunday, “obviously the PM and all re not available.”

The BJP is looking to open an account in Meghalaya and it is likely that the party will manage to do so and this can be analysed from the recently declared list of 45 candidates, whose winability factor is very high.

Some of theprominent candidates in the list include former Power Minister Riang Lenon Tariang, former Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Billykid Sangma, former Food and Civil Supplies Minister John Antonius Lyngdoh, former Congress legislator P.W.Khongjee and former Excise Minister K.C.Boro.

Meanwhile, the Congress will release the second list of candidates for the 3 remaining seats by Monday. The first list of 57 candidates was released last week.





ECI officially declares Vincent, Agatha winners of Shillong, Tura

SHILLONG/TURA | May 23, 2019:

The Election Commission of India has officially declared sitting MP, Vincent Pala of the Congress as winner from Shillong Parliamentary seat and Agatha Sangma of the NPP as winner from Tura seat.

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