Tura by-poll gets intense as Sangma's son to take on CM's wife

Shillong: The National People’s Party (NPP) on Friday nominated late PA Sangma's youngest son Conrad K Sangma to contest for the May 16 by-poll in Tura parliamentary constituency.

Meghalaya Leader of Opposition Conrad Sangma. Image courtesy Conrad's Facebook account

Meghalaya Leader of Opposition Conrad Sangma. Image courtesy Conrad's Facebook account

The decision was taken at the party's central election committee meeting, party spokesperson James K Sangma said.

The ruling Congress has already nominated Chief Minister Mukul Sangma’s wife and legislator Dikkanchi Shira to contest the by-poll.

The BJP has so far not decided on whether to field any candidate even as regional parties have decided not to put up any contestant.

The by-poll was necessitated following the death of Purno A Sangma.

PTI


Updated Date: Apr 22, 2016 17:13 PM

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