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Khonglam denied ticket

Shillong, Feb. 4: The Nationalist Congress Party has denied Meghalaya chief minister F.A. Khonglam a ticket to contest the Assembly elections slated for February 26.

The general secretary of the NCP’s Meghalaya unit, Fearless Warjri, told newspersons today that Khonglam’s application had been rejected. “The NCP high command has approved the decision taken by the state election committee sometime back,” Warjri said.

The NCP confirmed the news through a statement here this evening. “Khonglam’s application has not been entertained. The party decided not to nominate him as its candidate for the Sohra constituency.” Khonglam was not available for comment.

Trader abducted:Militants suspected to be from the Ulfa abducted a businessman from Nagaon district on Tuesday, says our Guwahati reporter. The trader was a supplier for the Hindustan Paper Mill at Jagiroad.

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