| Meghalaya Speaker Charles Pyngrope (right) and his son David Nongrum after filing their nomination papers in Shillong on Thursday. Picture by UB Photos |
Shillong, Jan. 31: Meghalaya Speaker Charles D. Pyngrope and his son David H. Nongrum are among 10 candidates who filed their nominations today for the February 23 elections.
While Pyngrope will be contesting as a Congress nominee from the Nongthymmai constituency here, his son will seek election as an Independent candidate from Mawryngkneng constituency in East Khasi Hills. David lost the Congress ticket to youth leader Pynehborlang Mukhim.
Others who filed their nominations today included Congress legislator P.W. Khongjee from Sohra in East Khasi Hills and former legislator Stanley Wiss Rymbai from Umroi constituency in Ri Bhoi district.
Rymbai, a former Congress legislator who lost the party ticket to road construction contractor Ngaitlang Dhar, will seek re-election as an Independent.
Former legislator Lambor Malngiang filed his nomination from Nongkrem constituency under East Khasi Hills as a Congress candidate.
For Umsning constituency in Ri Bhoi district, three Independent nominees — Joberwel Lapang, Lurshai Wahlang and Donlang Sohkhlet filed their nominations.
In Garo hills, Kismet A. Sangma and Subir M. Marak filed their nominations as Independent candidates from North Tura and Rangsakona constituencies.
Yesterday, on the first day for filing nominations, 12 candidates filed their papers.
Candidates can file their nominations till February 6 and scrutiny will take place the next day. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is February 9. Polling will take place on February 23 and counting will be held on February 28.