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Senior Congress leader and Meghalaya Health Minister Roshan Wajri will not contest the 2018 state assembly election due to health reasons, party source said here today.
The decision in this regards was conveyed to the members of the Shillong North Block Congress Committee yesterday, they said.
"She (Warjri) has expressed her inability to contest in the upcoming elections as she was not keeping well," Manbor Wajri, her son and Block Congress Committee president said.
He said the meeting has unanimously resolved to recommend the name of W H D Syngkon as the party candidate for the Shillong North assembly constituency for the upcoming elections and he has already applied for party tickets.
Syngkon is at present the Additional Advocate General (AAG) in the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance government headed by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.
Wajri was first elected in 1993 and was also re-elected in 1998 and held a cabinet berth till December 2001.
She, however, did not seek re-election in 2003 and in the 2008 assembly elections but returned to public life again in 2013 where she was re-elected and was given the the crucial Home portfolio, which she held till last year.
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