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Meghalaya Assembly Speaker election, trust vote on March 12

IANS  |  Shillong 

Former Chief of the ruling Democratic Alliance (MDA) government and Winnerson D. filed their nomination papers for the post of the Assembly

The election for the post will be held on March 12 after which Chief Conrad would move a vote of confidence in the House.

Roy, the longest serving legislator, is also the of United Democratic Party, which is the key in the National People's Party-led government.

is a two-time from Salmanpara constituency in

The candidature of Roy was proposed by legislators from the ruling side which include Home James K. Sangma, Samlin Malngiang, Sports and Banteidor Lyngdoh, and seconded by Minister Comingone Ymbon, Metbah Lyngdoh, Health and and

The candidature of Sangma was proposed by Legislature Party and and seconded by former Assembly

"The nominations of both the candidates were found valid," Assembly said.

The six-party MDA coalition includes 19 members from NPP, six from UDP, four from the People's Democratic Front, two each from the Hill State People's (HSPDP) and the BJP, one from the besides two Independents.

The Congress won 21 seats but physically it has only 20 members in the House since the former got elected from two seats: Ampati and Songsak.

Lone Khun Hyniewtrep National Awakening Movement MLA and another Independent, S.K. Sun, are yet to declare their support to any of the two candidates.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 20:04 IST
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