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Meghalaya Elections: BJP declares candidate list for Mawhati & Umroi; May settle for 47 seats

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, Feb 05, 2017: 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released the names of two more candidates who will be contesting the ensuing Assembly polls from Mawhati and Umroi constituencies.

So far, the BJP has released the names of 47 candidates including Mawhati and Umroi. The party ticket for Umroi seat has been allotted to Field Marshal Mawphniang while for Mawhati, ticket has been allotted to Ban Buhai Makdoh.

BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli told Shillong News on Monday that the state president, Shibun Lyngdoh was very keen that Mawhati and Umori should also be released.

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“Shibun Lyngdoh requested central leaders to consider releasing Mawhati and Umroi,” Kohli said adding that considering his request the party CEC has on Monday released the list of candidates for these two seats.

When asked whether the BJP will be fielding anymore candidates, Kohli said at the moment, these are the two names that have been declared even as he stated “I have always maintained that we will be fighting majority seats and so far 47 have been done which is already 3/4 of the total seats — which is a majority.”

It is likely that this will be the final list of the BJP as the party is more or less contended with the number even as they expect to cross the magic number.



BJP loses Manas Chaudhuri; former legislator likely to contest polls on Congress’s ticket

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, Feb 05, 2018: 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) yet again suffered a jolt after party leader and former legislator Manas Chaudhuri decided to call it quits after being denied party ticket to contest the ensuing polls from South Shillong.

“I was assured tickets since June last year. They have promised the party ticket at least three times. But finally they awarded the party ticket to Sanbor Shullai,” Chaudhuri told media persons in Shillong on Monday.

Congress awaits Manas Chaudhuri’s confirmation to contest on party ticket from South Shillong

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, Feb 05, 2018: 

As the last date for filing of nomination draws closer, the political parties are itching to release the names of candidates as soon as possible.

While many regional parties are almost done with the process of announcing the names, the Congress and the BJP on the other hand, are still taking time to finalise the second list.

Meghalaya elections: Final list of candidates declared by KHNAM

Shillong | February 4, 2018

As political parties begin to declre the list of candidates ahead of Assembly elections, KHNAM has also declared the final list. The party has fielded one candidate each in Ri-Bhoi district, West Jaintia Hills and South West Khasi Hills and they are :  Zachary Shadap (Mawhati) and Innocent Shadap (Nartiang), Enbin Kharraswai (Mawkyrwat)  respectively.

Earlier, KHNAM declared its first list in which Adelbert Nongrum (North Shillong), Bankyrshanlang Lyngdoh Nongbri (Mawlai), Lamborskhem Kharpuri (Mawkynrew), Banshailang Majaw (Mylliem) and Moses Kharbithai’s (Mawryngkneng)names were featured.

BJP leader resigns after being denied party ticket; to contest polls independently

From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Tura, Feb 4, 2018:

Just weeks before the state goes to polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday suffered a major blow after party vice president, Moromi K Marak tendered her resignation after being denied party ticket.

BJP ticket aspirant from Dalu, Moromi K Marak on Sunday resigned from the party along with over 3000 of her supporters in the border town of Dalu in West Garo Hills.

A year after being lured into job, traces of missing man from Tura still unknown

From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Tura, February 4, 2018

Rising instances of unemployment has become a cause of worry in the state as youth are migrating to other parts of the country in large numbers in search of employment. However this has increased instances of scamsters and fraudsters who take advantage of innocent young people and lure them into leaving their family in order to cheat them off their money.

In what may be termed as s similar instance, a 23-year-old youth from the town of Tura had gone missing since the month of April last year, with desperate parents now seeking all forms of assistance to help locate their missing son.

Meghalaya: Lured into job, Tura youth missing for almost a year; desperate parents seek help

According to the parents of the victim, Rakchak Marak had left their house on April 17 last year without informing them, possibly with another person who lured him with a job. The worried parents waited for their son for three days before lodging a missing report at the Araimile beathouse in Tura.

The family lives in the Matchakolgre locality in the town of Tura.

Rakchak however contacted his parents on the 5th day informing them that he was in Mumbai and was earning a livelihood working in hotels in the city while also continuing his studies. However after that day, there was no further contact between the victim and his worried family.

The family however once tried to contact the number from where the call was last made by Rakchak only to be told by the owner of the number that he was not there and  there was no details on his whereabouts.

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“He did not come despite his assurances and we continued to wait for more than a month into the new year for him, but he is yet to come or even contact,” said Mebilinda Marak, the mother of the victim.

“He did not have any form of ID with him when he left the house which suggests that he may have been taken by force or even drugged and those behind him going to Mumbai are trying their best to ensure the police don’t come into the picture. We just want the boy to be found and reunited with his family,” said Silning D Sangma, a member of Achik Youth Council (AYC) who was contacted by the parents.

The parents have also contacted the Mumbai Achik Youth Association (MAYA) on the matter in an effort to locate their son and MAYA is currently trying to assist the family through their own network. However no breakthrough has been achieved as yet in locating Rakchak.

“We just want him back with us and ask all to help unite our son with us,” appealed the mother while adding that if anyone had any information on their son could contact the number 9856474898.


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