Shillong Mar 22: NPP candidate from Tura Parliamentary Constituency and former Union Minister, Agatha K. Sangma filed her nominations for the upcoming Lok Sabha election, and NPP nominee for the bye election to Selsella Assembly constituency, Ferlin C.A. Sangma also filed her nomination papers on Friday.
The bye election to Selsella is necessitated after sitting Congress MLA, Clement Marak passed away on October 8 last year.
The Lok Sabha constituencies — Shillong and Tura — will go to polls on April 11.
Agatha is facing Congress candidate, and former Chief Minister, Mukul Sangma from Tura in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Tura has been without Lok Sabha MP since last year as Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma, resigned as Lok Sabha MP after he was elected as member of Meghalaya Assembly from South Tura Assembly constituency last year.
“I have strong faith in my people. My father (Purno Sangma) has nurtured this constituency for more than four decades and people have seen the fruits of development. The electorate of Tura will vote for NPP that ensures peace and development in our region,” Agatha said.
She also said that the present Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government has performed well in the past one year, and the mandate would reflect the people’s support to this government.
“I am very optimistic. I believe that the people of Garo hills will never forget my father for the contributions he had made. They also appreciate this party (NPP) for the work it is doing,” she said.