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Tura, Oct 8 : The BJP candidate Kingstone B Marak and Independent Carla R Sangma were the last two candidates to file nominations for Rajabala contest on Friday, making the total number of candidates to five.

The UDP candidate and sitting MDC Ashahel D Shira filed his nomination in the morning and after him came the BJP candidate Kingstone B Marak. The last to file was Independent Carla R Sangma.

On Thursday Congress candidate Hashina Yasmin Mondol, wife of Late Azad Zaman, filed her nomination papers.

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Among all five candidates, the first to file was NPP candidate and former MLA Abdus Saleh who submitted his nomination papers on Wednesday. Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma attended the filing of nomination by Saleh.

In the case of the UDP candidate Ashahel D Shira, Meghalaya Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui along with Ranikor party MLA Pius Marwein and Baghmara MLA Samuel Sangma accompanied their candidate to the filing of nomination.

For BJP candidate Kingstone B Marak, Tura MDC Bernard Marak was present at the nomination filing on Friday.

Today was the last day for filing of nomination papers by candidates for the 30th October by-elections.

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