Filing of nominations to end today

Shillong, Feb 6: Last day for filing of nomination papers for February 27 polls by the candidates is on Tuesday.

The filing of papers started on January 31, the same day of the notification of election.


The scrutiny of nominations will be held on February 8 followed by withdrawal of papers on February 10.

Large number of supporters gathered in parts of the city during filing of nominations by the candidates causing traffic snarl.

Many prominet leaders, including Charles Pyngrope, Mukul Sangma and Metbah Lyngdoh filed their nomination papers on Monday.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma had already completed the process.

On Monday, from the AITC alone, 29 candidates filed their nominations.

BJP leader and Union Minister of Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh accompanied BJP candidates, Sanbor Shullai, AL Hek and Ernest Mawrie for filing of nominations.

He expressed confidence that the party will get absolute majority and allayed fears of discrimination against Christians.

Hamlet Dohling on ILP

Sitting MLA of Mylliem Hamletson Dohling  assured to pursue the demand for implementation of the inner line permit (ILP) and inclusion of Khasi language in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India if reelected in the upcoming elections.

“If people voted for me again  I will definitely take up the issue and follow up ILP demand along with Khasi and Garo language,” Dohling told reporters.

Mitchel Wankhar

UDP candidate from Mylliem Mitchel Wankhar said he will try to solve the issue of acute water shortage in the constituency once elected.

He also assured implementation of other development initiatives for the area.

Banteidor Lyngdoh

“We want our state to be free from corruption because we lack in everything in terms of development so that is why PDF is having a good chance to win in seven to eight seats,” Banteidor Lyngdoh told reporters after filing his nomination to contest from Mawkynrew.

Bindo Lanong

Former deputy chief minister Bindo M Lanong said the United Democratic Party (UDP) does not have a good prospect as it will not even get 10 seats.

The chief advisor of the UDP filed his nomination as Independent candidate from Nongkrem constituency after he was denied ticket by his party. The UDP alloted ticket to the sitting legislator of Nongkrem Lambor Malngiang.

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