TURA, Aug 27: Chief Minister and president of the National People’s Party (NPP), Conrad K Sangma along with the NPP led MDA coalition will breathe a huge shy of relief after a victory that will just go down to being one of the most lopsided one in the history of elections for the Tura constituency – South or North.
The NPP leader literally decimated the field and the margin of victory - 8421 will bear testimony to the one-sidedness of the contest. A total of 22,217 voters cast their ballot for the South Tura seat on August 23.
SHILLONG, Aug 27: The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Hispreaching Son Shylla has made a startling statement on Monday wherein he said that the KHAD (Khasi Social Custom of Lineage) Bill will be one of the ways of preventing the spread of HIV / AIDS among the indigenous tribal people.
Informing that the state government had returned the first and second amendment Bills here on Monday, Shylla said that as per report, truck drivers and migrant labourers from outside the state are the main carrier of this disease.
SHILLONG, Aug 27: The state president of the National People’s Party (NPP), WR Kharlukhi has predicted that the Congress party will be wiped out from two of the three Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) in Meghalaya namely the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC).
“I assure you that in both the KHADC and JHADC elections, the Congress will not be a force as it will be a fight between the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) partners. You marked my words,” Kharlukhi said here on Monday.
SHILLONG, Aug 27: Pius Marwein of the United Democratic Party (UDP) has become a giant killer by dint of his victory in the by elections in Ranikor constituency, the results of which were declared on Monday.
Marwein had defeated former five-time legislator Martin M Danggo of the NPP by 2896 votes in the said elections having secured 13183 votes as opposed to Danggo’s 10287 votes.
Marwein had turned the tables on Danggo who had defeated him in the state elections held in February this year by a margin of 2002 votes.
SHILLONG, Aug 27: The newly elected MLA of Ranikor constituency, Pius Marwein has said that he will take up the issue of the ban on coal mining activities in Meghalaya that has been imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) while pointing out that this ban has had a severe impact on the people of West Khasi Hills (WKH) district.
“I want to take up this issue because people of the region indirectly or directly depend on coal for their livelihood,” Marwein said soon after the result of the by election in Ranikor constituency was declared on Monday.