Meghalaya Dy CM to contest for CM's post

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Shillong, Feb 11 (UNI) Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Mukul M Sangma today announced that he would be a conteder for the the post of Chief Minister.

''Yes I am also a contender for the post,'' Dr Sangma, who is seeking his re-election from Ampati constituency in West Garo Hills District, told mediapersons in Garo Hills.

His statement assumed significance after former Lok Sabha Speaker and Nationalist Congress Party leader Purno A Sangma declared his candidature for the upcoming Assembly polls on March three.

''The NCP has just one candidate. But, the Congress is giving the people a wider range of choice,'' Dr Sangma, the strongest rival of Mr Sangma, said.


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