Meghalaya polls: Congress directs Christian leaders from Kerala, including Oommen Chandy, to campaign ahead of Assembly election

Christian leaders from Kerala are all set to campaign in Meghalaya which goes to polls on 27 February to elect a 60-member state Assembly.

IANS February 12, 2018 13:13:55 IST
Meghalaya polls: Congress directs Christian leaders from Kerala, including Oommen Chandy, to campaign ahead of Assembly election

Thiruvananthapuram: Christian leaders from Kerala are all set to campaign in Meghalaya which goes to polls on 27 February to elect a 60-member state Assembly.

Meghalaya polls Congress directs Christian leaders from Kerala including Oommen Chandy to campaign ahead of Assembly election

File image of ex-Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy. PTI

The leaders from Kerala who have been asked to begin campaigning in the Christian-majority northeastern state include former two-time Congress chief minister Oommen Chandy, senior legislator KC Joseph, Lok Sabha member Anto Antony and MLA Dominic Presentation.

Chandy will begin his campaign from Monday after he was directed by the Congress party high command to head for Meghalaya.

At present, the Meghalaya Assembly has 29 Congress legislators.

Minister Of State for Tourism, KJ Alphons is leading the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) campaign in the poll-bound state.

Meanwhile, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has asked its Kerala unit to send former state minister Thomas Chandy and party leader Mani C Kappen for campaigning.

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