Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Politics
1-min read

Meghalaya Ruling Alliance to Jointly Fight Lok Sabha Polls; BJP Opts Out

The Bharatiya Janata Party, which is also part of the National People's Party-led, six-party Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA), decided to field its own candidates from the state's two parliamentary constituencies.

IANS

Updated:March 12, 2019, 9:39 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Meghalaya Ruling Alliance to Jointly Fight Lok Sabha Polls; BJP Opts Out
File photo of Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma (Image: PTI).
Loading...

Shillong: Meghalaya's ruling alliance on Monday announced it would jointly field former Union minister Agatha K. Sangma from the Tura Lok Sabha seat and United Democratic Party's Jemino Mawthoh from the Shillong constituency.

However, the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is also part of the National People's Party-led, six-party Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA), decided to field its own candidates from the state's two parliamentary constituencies.

"The MDA has unanimously taken a decision on fielding a common candidate from both Shillong and Tura seats," Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma told journalists.

Both Mawthoh and Agatha Sangma, the sister of the Chief Minister and the youngest daughter of former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma, will contest on symbols of their own party's - the UDP and the NPP, respectively.

Agatha Sangma, who won from Tura parliamentary constituency in the 2009 elections and served as a minister in the UPA-II government, had won the Assembly elections from South Tura last year. She, however, resigned from the seat to pave the way for Conrad Sangma to enter the assembly.

Tura has been without an MP since last year as Conrad Sangma was the sitting member and had resigned after taking over in the state.

Mawthoh, a UDP legislator from Nongthymmai Assembly constituency till losing the 2018 Assembly elections, is likely to face sitting Congress MP Vincent H Pala.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results