Candidates for the Mawlai Assembly constituency have found it rather a challenge to connect with all their voters given how big the seat is.
Congress Party hopeful Marbud Dkhar and the National People’s Party’s (NPP) Teibor Pathaw (who is also the local MDC) both said this after voting today.
With more than 50,000 voters, Dkhar said that it is not possible for a single MLA to cover the entire constituency and welcomed the idea of splitting Mawlai into two constituencies. Echoing similar views, Pathaw opined that it is a herculean task for a single MLA to look into the welfare of the entire constituency.
Speaking about their chances in the polls, Dkhar said, “I am a candidate who does not have wealth and riches and neither do I belong to high-level parties like the NPP and UDP (United Democratic Party) who have done their campaign in their kind of way. I’m a candidate who works with full vigour and determination for my people and I completed about 80 percent of the door-to-door visits in such a huge constituency,” he told Highland Post.
The incumbent legislator, Process T Sawkmie, won the seat in 2018 on a Congress ticket but has moved over to the UDP now.
“The people of Mawlai still love the Congress Party and we have worked very hard and I am confident to win,” Dkhar added.
Meanwhile, Pathaw said that the response he got from all constituents was very positive and that he is looking forwards to the result on March 2.
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