SHILLONG, Oct 03: While the UDP has pitched their leader as a common MDA candidate from Shillong Lok Sabha seat and NPP is yet to decide on it, MDA coalition partner and BJP legislator, AL Hek on Wednesday said that the BJP should set up candidates from both Shillong and Tura Seat.
Talking to newsmen of Wednesday, Hek said that in his personal opinion he feels that since the BJP is a national party it should set up its candidate from both the Shillong and Tura seat.
He however said that the decision to field a candidate or to support the common candidate of the MDA depends on the central leadership of the party.
Furthermore he said, “Common candidate should be selected from an understanding with all like - minded parties and it should not be one-sided”.
Earlier during the day NPP leader, James Sangma had informed that the NPP is yet to decide on the issue and that the issue has not come up in any of the meetings of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA).
Meanwhile, other allies of the MDA including HSPDP, NCP and Independents are yet to make any statement on the issue.