Former chief minister and senior Congress leader Mukul Sangma Monday filed his papers for the Tura Lok Sabha seat on Monday, the last date for filing of nomination, officials said. Mukul Sangma is at present the Leader of Opposition in the Meghalaya Assembly. Meghalaya has two Lok Sabha seats - Shillong and Tura.
Election to both the Lok Sabha seats and also the byelection to the Selsella Assembly constituency will be held on April 11. BJP candidates - MLA Sanbor Shullai and party state vice president Rikman G Momin filed their nominations for the Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha seat respectively on Monday. Tura seat will witness a triangular fight between the ruling National People's Party candidate Agatha K Sangma, Congress Leader Mukul Sangma and BJP candidate Rikman. Agatha is the common candidate supported by the regional parties who are supporting the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government in the state.
Sitting Congress MP from Shillong seat, Vincent H Pala, will face a common candidate set up by the MDA Jemino Mawthoh, BJP candidate Sanbor Shullai and five others. United Democratic Party candidate Sayeedullah Nongrum, Congress nominee J E R Marak and NPP candidate Ferlin CA Sangma have filed their nominations for the byelection to the Selsella Assembly constituency, officials said.