SHILLONG, Dec 04: Moving ahead its intentions of contesting at least 30 seats in the upcoming 2018 state polls, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has announced its second list of candidates for the same.
The candidates announced by the LJP state president Jamil Ahmed here include Tony Marbaniang, a former member of the BJP, who will be contesting from North Shillong constituency, Donlang Nongbri from Mawlai and Banrilang Jungai from Jowai.
“The party’s target is to contest from as many as 30 constituencies in the upcoming state polls,” Ahmed said here on Monday while adding, “We will be announcing more candidates in due course of time.”
Expressing confidence that the LJP will be able to form the government in 2018, Ahmed said that the party is committed to ensure that a corruption-free government is formed in the state.
“We are committed to bring all round development in the state and make everyone happy, since in order to prosper, every member of the family needs to be happy including the society and the state as a whole,” he added.
He informed that the party will also take up issues including ban on coal mining, inclusion of the Khasi, Jaintia and Garo languages in the 8th schedule, issues relating to the problems face by the farmers besides others.
He also said that his personal assessment has revealed that the ban on coal mining has affected about 40 percent of the state economy.
“We will also take up matter relating to the issues faced by the deficit teachers once we come to power,” he said.
Earlier the LJP had announced two candidates - Arelitha K Sangma who will contest from Selsella constituency and Denis Tynsiar from Pynursla constituency.