SHILLONG, March 22: Two Independents - 65 years old Ivoryna Shylla, a former president of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Mahila Morcha and her former party colleague Denis Siangshai filed their nomination papers for the upcoming April 9-Lok Sabha election from Shillong Parliamentary seat on Saturday.
Saturday was the last day for filing of nominations.
Shylla, a resident of Laitumkhrah, is the lone lady candidate in the Lok Sabha poll from Meghalaya. Speaking to reporters, Shylla lamented on the unwillingness of other women leaders to come forward and contest the elections.
“It is due to this reason, I decided to join the electoral fray,” she claimed.
SHILLONG, March 21: Besides sitting Congress Shillong Lok Sabha MP Vincent H Pala, Independent candidate PBM Basaiawmoit, BJP nominee Shibun Lyngdoh and CPI candidate Richard Shabong filed their nomination papers to the Returning Officer Sanjay Goyal on Friday for the April 9 elections for Shillong Lok Sabha seat.
UDP candidate Paul Lyngdoh was the first one to file his nomination papers for the Shillong Parliamentary seat followed by Aam Admi Party (AAP) candidate Armerington Kharshiing on Thursday.
As on Friday, six aspirants have already filed the nominations papers.
TURA, March 21: In another shocker of an incident, a 9 year old mentally challenged girl was raped on Wednesday in the town of Tikrikilla. The incident comes close on the heels of another minor raped in the same town. The incident shook the small border town with NGOs and the local populace coming out strongly in protest against the incident and asking the Police Administration to ensure the rapist was taken to task according to the law while also asking that bail not be given in the case.
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TURA, March 20: Former Lok Sabha Speaker and NPP National President, Purno A Sangma, flayed the Congress led Government in the centre as well as the state while addressing the first rally for his campaign in Adokgre, bordering Assam. The veteran leader said that the Congress was in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and was aware that it would not survive the next elections. Also lambasting Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma for utter chaos and lawlessness in the state, Purno called him “Chief Minister of Ampati and not Meghalaya”.
The veteran politician addressed the gathering from a wheel chair as he had a fall recently due to his high blood pressure and injured his ligament. He has been on wheel chair for 10 days now. He, however, came out all guns blazing to flay the Congress led Government.
TURA, March 21: On expected lines, both the National People’s Party (NPP) and the Congress candidates filed their nomination papers for the Tura Lok Sabha seat to the Returning Officer, Pravin Bakshi on Friday. While Daryl W Ch Momin of the Congress was the first to file his nominations, veteran politician PA Sangma followed closely after their departure.
Daryl filed his nomination at about 12 pm in the afternoon and took the oath about half an hour later. Momin was accompanied by youth affairs minister, Zenith Sangma, parliamentary secretary, Noverfield Marak besides a large number of supporters, which included MLAs and MDCs.
Tura, March 21: National People's Party (NPP) candidate for Tura Lok Sabha seat, Purno A Sangma, Friday declared his assets worth Rs. 3,12,53,504 crore in his affidavit.
His wife's asset is shown worth Rs. 18,26,61,114 crore, totaling to Rs. 21,39,14,618 crore when added with Purno’s assets.
This include movable assets worth 61,97,504 and his wife's 3,98,62,168, immovable assets worth 2,50,56,000 and his wife's 14,27,98,946.
SHILLONG, March 20: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Thursday accused former Lok Sabha Speaker and NPP Supremo, Purno A Sangma, of putting his ambitions above his children’s career and denying youth their rightful opportunities to become leaders of future.
Taking a jibe at Purno’s decision to return to active politics, Dr Sangma said, “A person (Purno) who claimed that he is building younger generation to take care of the future of the state has not only thrown his own daughter but has taken over the seat for himself.”