Shillong, Feb 6: As many as 29 candidates of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) on Monday filed their nominations for the upcoming assembly polls.
The candidates who filed nominations were Leader of Opposition Dr. Mukul Sangma from Songsak, state president Charles Pyngrope from Nongthymmai, Tengrak R Marak from Bajengdoba, Alphonsush R Marak from Williamnagar, Winnerson D Sangma from Salmanpara, Rupert M Marak from North Tura, Andrew Shullai from Jowai, Iwan Maria from West Shillong, Ian A Lyngdoh from South Shillong, Banshanlang Lawai from Mawryngkneng, Sengnam M Marak from Rongjeng, Rupa M Marak from Dadenggre, Robinus Syngkon from Raliang, Rinaldo K Sangma from Resubelpara, Cherak Momin from Kharkutta, Dikkanchi D Shira from Mahendraganj, Justine G Momin from Mawshynrut, Edmund Khongngai from Pynursla, Harold Firming Khongsit from Sohra, Agassi R Marak from Selsella, Stodingstar Thabah from Sohiong, Zenith M Sangma from Rangsakona, Sadhiarani M Sangma from Gambegre, Pardinand D Shira from Mendipathar, Sounder S Cajee from Mawkyrwat, Raymond Basaiawmoit from Pynthorumkhrah, Ajay Nongrum from East Shillong, Dr. Prabir D Sangma from Raksamgre, and Stepbourne Kupar Ryndem from Mawlai.
After submitting his nomination amidst a huge number of party workers, the Meghalaya TMC State President and Nongthymmai candidate Charles Pyngrope said, “I thank the people for showing immense support by turning up for my nomination filing despite not inviting anybody officially or through inducements. It was nice to witness the enormous support from the people.”
All seven candidates from North and East Garo Hills filed their nominations on Monday. Addressing a gathering of huge supporters after filing the nomination, Meghalaya TMC Legislature Party Leader and the Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Mukul Sangma said, “We are working to reignite the whole sense of oneness which brought our people together when we thought about the larger good of each and everyone from all the hills of the state, and that is precisely what TMC is doing — talking and acting on unity and oneness.”
Sounder S Cajee, who is the candidate from the Mawkyrwat constituency, said, “I look forward to doing the best for the people of my constituency in terms of development. I have taken a pledge to eradicate the poverty that is being faced by my people. I stand firm in the principles and hope to obtain a respectable victory with the blessings of the people. Mawkyrwat constituency will play an integral role in bringing transparent governance to our state.”