With the tempo of election campaign picking up in Meghalaya, the line up of National Parties star campaigners will also start pouring in. All with common motive of pulling crowds in rally. More than those political parties who are battling to form the next government in the state, the individuals are leaving no stone unturned to garner every single vote in their favour. In such attempt, political moves and game plan plays a vital role forcing the candidates to showcase their strength through number of party’s offices, car rallies, hoisting of party flags in their respective constituencies and pulling the crowds as indication of their popularity.
On the other hand, one gets to understand the qualification of all the aspirant candidates through their declarations via affidavit. With 351 contenders for the 60 assembly seats on February 23 election, there are candidates from the age group of 25 years -Bravelee Dkhar (Ind) from Khliehriat to 84 years –Hoping Stone Lyngdoh (HSPDP) from Nongstoin. With 24 female candidates among them, who have declared themselves as owners of more assets than their male counterpart, and qualification too that are much higher; whereas very few female candidates makes it to the August House in this matrilineal society.