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372 candidates in Meghalaya Assembly election

IANS  |  Shillong 

A total of 372 candidates will contest the February 27 Assembly election after three withdrew from the race, said on Monday.

Those still in the fray include 87 independents.

Innocent Phawa, S. Bamon and L. Ymbon withdrew their from Nartiang, Sutnga Saipung and Raliang seats respectively on Monday, the last date for withdrawal of

and Election Commissioners and will arrive here on a two-day visit from February 15.

The ruling is the only party to field candidates in all 60 Assembly constituencies.

The United Democratic Party, Hill State People's and -- which have forged a regional alliance -- have fielded 35, 13 and five candidates respectively.

The and the have fielded 53 and 47 candidates respectively.



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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 21:46 IST