By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, Feb 04, 2018:
The United Democratic Party (UDP) will likely announce the next list of candidates for the ensuing Assembly polls in Meghalaya by Monday though, the party had previously settled for 35 seats in total — both in Khasi-Jaintia and Garo Hills.
The UDP which had entered into a pre-poll alliance with Hills State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) in Khasi-Jaintia Hills and Garo National Council (GNC) in Garo Hills has so far put up 35 candidates in Khasi-Jaintia and Garo Hills.
As per the seat-sharing understanding between the UDP and HSPDP in Khasi-Jaintia Hills, the former will contest in 19 seats while the latter will contest in 10 seats and the two parties will contest against each other in 3 seats (in what they called friendly-match), the total of which comes to 32 in total.
So far, the UDP has fielded 22 candidates in Khasi-Jaintia Hills and 13 in Garo Hills. So far, the party has not been able to field candidates in constituencies allotted to it, as per the understanding — Nartiang and Raliang (both in Jaintia Hills), while the HSPDP is yet to put up candidates in seats allotted to it — South Shillong, Jirang and Pynthorumkhrah.
Whereas, the three constituencies that both the parties will battle it out against each other this coming election includes — Sohra, North Shillong and Mawthadraishan.
Meanwhile, in Garo Hills, while the UDP is contesting in 13 constituencies, its partner GNC has announced name of candidates in 5 constituencies only.
The list of 35 candidates include —
Khasi -Jaintia Hills:
Jowai-Moonlight Pariat, Mowkaiaw-Nujor Sungoh, Khliehriat-Kyrmen Shylla, Amlarem-Lahkmen Rymbai, Mawhati-Donbok Khymdeit, Nongpoh-Rona Khymdeit, Umsning-Donkupar Sumer, Umori-Mangkara Pathaw, Mawryngkneng-Pynehborlang Mukhim, Mawlai-Embhahlang Syiemlieh, East Shillong-Bindo M lanong, North Shillong-Joebrenson Marwein, West Shillong-Paul Lyngdoh, Nongthymmai-Dr Jemino Mawthoh, Mawsynram-Olan Sun, Shella-Dr Donkupar Roy, Pynursla-Nehru Suting, Sohra-Titostarwel Chyne, Mairang-Metbah Lyngdoh, Mawthadraishan-H Brolding Nongsiej, Mawshynrut-Savio Iawphniaw and Ranikor-Pius Marwein.
Kharkutta-Luderburg Ch Momin, Mendipathar-Comolsing R Marak, Songsak-Arun Marak, Ronjeng-Bartush M Marak, Williamnagar0Mahamsing Sangma, Raksamgre-Prof PG Momin, Tikrikila-Santosh A Sangma, Selsella-Chris Kabul Sangma, North Tura-utpal Arengh, South Tura-Pallabh Areng, Mahendraganj-Nidhiran Hajong, Salmapara-Nimarson Momin and Dalu-Sengkal Sangma.