In all, 14 political parties and 122 Independents are contesting in February 23 polls in Meghalaya, making it a total of 345 candidates battling for the 60 seats Assembly. The Election Commission of India is trying its best to have maximum participation for free and fair election. This year, Flying Squad is an addition to keep check on all candidates and political parties, especially on money transaction and liquor supply during the campaigns. Strangely 2013 election witnessed maximum swapping of supporters either due to delimitation or protesting against the parent political parties for not issuing party’s ticket to public chosen candidate.
All the hustle – bustle in all the constituencies and worst is yet to be seen at the last minute campaigning. As of now, few individual brawls and pulling down the opponent flags and posters are reported. But none could expose the much intense and serious outcome of individual, families, groups and even organization having political linkage.