February 23 polls in Meghalaya this year saw an increase of 17 additional candidates compared to 2008 election. Till the last day of the filing of nomination, a total of 355 candidates have filed their nominations. The scrutiny by Returning Officers and final date for withdrawal of candidates might change the figures. The figures only show the popularity of politics is picking up in this region. At the same time, more and more individuals are changing their respective profession and adopting politics as an alternative.
The myths about politics which needs special calling and dedication have been replaced as money power and propaganda strategies method. With more and more National Parties plunging into Meghalaya Politics, does not means Meghalaya have good prospects, it only means the change of winds in the national politics have forced them to strengthen their grounds in every Assembly. This only means more and more money will be pumped into every State Assembly.