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    Meghalaya Assembly Elections 2018: BJP announces first list of 45 candidates

    By Deepika

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday released candidate list for the upcoming Meghalaya Assembly elections.

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    The list of candidates contains 45 names those will contest the upcoming election in the state. The party is contesting for all 60 seats of the assembly giving a tough competition to the ruling Congress party in the state.

    The party along with all the names of candidates also included former Congress leader AL Hek in the first list, who recently switched from Congress to BJP. He will be contesting from Pynthorumkhrah constituency in East Khasi Hills.

    Along with Hek, former NCP leader Sanbor Shullai has also found a place in the first list of BJP and he will be contesting from South Shillong.

    The Meghalaya assembly elections will be held on February 27 and counting of votes will take place on March 3.

    The northeastern state is currently governed by the Congress led Chief Minister Mukul Sangma as the party won 29 seats in the previous state elections held in 2013.

    BJP and its allies have so far formed government in five of the seven sister states of north-east. The saffron party is now eyeing Meghalaya.

    Meghalaya Assembly
    Party 2013 Current Standing  
    CONG 29 24 Election Date : Feb 27 2018
    Counting : Mar 03 2018
    IND 13 09
    UDP 08 07
    HSPDP 04 04
    NPP 02 02
    NCP 02 02
    BJP 00 02
    GNC 01 00
    NESDP 01 01
    OTHERS 00 00
    Total 60 51 (9 Vacant)

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