JOWAI, Jan 06: The District Election Officer (DEO), West Jaintia Hills District, on Saturday held a meeting with the representatives of Political Parties of the District which comprised of INC, HSPDP, NPP and BJP and handed over copies of the published Final Photo Electoral Rolls with reference to 01.01.2013 as the qualifying date of all the four Assembly Constituencies, namely, 1- Nartiang Assembly Constituencies, 2-Jowai Assembly Constituencies, 3- Raliang Assembly Constituencies and 4-Mookaiaw Assembly Constituencies.
ANVC – Centre Tripartite meeting successful
SHILLONG, Jan 05: The peace-talks between the Centre, State Government, A’chik National Volunteer Council (ANVC), and ANVC-B concluded at the Tripartite meeting held here on Saturday with the parties agreeing on 13 points, including the expansion of powers of the District Council, on which the final agreement would is likely to be signed by next week.
Terming the meeting as successful, Central interlocutor PC Haldar said, “I am happy, we have concluded the preparation of the agreed points of the state government and central government will do the processing and will take up the next phase.”
Shillong, Jan 05: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) High Command has cleared all the 60 names to be fielded by the party in the upcoming Meghalaya Assembly Polls 2013.
Sources informed that AICC President Sonia Gandhi gave her verdict on all the remaining seats on which Congress had difficulties in naming the candidates.
Among the names cleared by Gandhi, Rajabala’s sitting legislator Sayeedullah Nongrum’s was also cleared.
MHA contemplating to close doors for talks with militants
SHILLONG, Jan 05: The Centre Saturday said it may no longer hold any ‘peace-talks’ with any militant outfit anywhere even as it added that it is not interested in talking to Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).
“Government is likely to take a decision not to hold talks with any militant groups anywhere in the country and this is in the pipeline,” Joint Secretary (North East), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Shambhu Singh, told reporters after the tri-partite meeting held here on Saturday.
New Delhi, Jan 05 (IANS): Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma, who resigned from the Nationalist Congress Party last year to contest the presidential polls, Saturday launched his National People's Party across India.
The party has aligned with Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Sangma, who is president of the party, told reporters that NPP had been active as a party in Manipur and was now being launched the national level.