Fifteen hopefuls filed their nomination papers across Meghalaya today, the third day of filing nominations for the upcoming February 27 Assembly elections.
Former Congress minister Nehlang Lyngdoh filed his papers on a National People’s Party (NPP) ticket for the Khliehriat seat where he will be up against cabinet minister Kyrmen Shylla of the United Democratic Party (UDP). Lyngdoh sat out of politics in 2013 but is hoping to make a comeback 10 years on.
Shella MLA Balajied Synrem (UDP) filed his nomination papers, hoping to keep the seat in the family’s grasp; his late father, Donkupar Roy, had won from there for several terms.
Other sitting MLAs who filed their papers today were the NPP’s Gigur Myrthong for Mawshynrut, Jim Sangma for Rongjeng and Marcuise Marak for Williamnagar.
Former legislator Nihim Dalbot Shira (NPP) also filed his nomination for Songsak.
Four Congress candidates – Celestine Lyngdoh, Charles Marngar, Stanlywis Rymbai and Rona Khymdeit – also filed their nomination papers in Ri-Bhoi.
KAM candidates Angela Rangad, Wanpynhun Kharsyntiew and Kyrsoibor Pyrtuh, from South Shillong, East Shillong and North Shillong, respectively, filed their nominations as independents. Today’s other candidates included Dr Osaphi Smithson Jyrwa (UDP) for Mawryngkneng and independent candidate Kartush R Marak for Baghmara.
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