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P A Sangma's son pitted against CM's wife in Tura by-poll

The ruling Congress has nominated CM Mukul Sangma's wife and legislator Dikkanchi Shira to contest the by-poll

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

A polling officer putting ink mark on a voter's finger  PTI
A polling officer putting ink mark on a voter's finger PTI

The National People's Party (NPP) today nominated late P A Sangma's youngest son Conrad K Sangma to contest for the May 16 by-poll in Tura parliamentary constituency.

The decision was taken at the party's central election committee meeting, party spokesperson James K Sangma said.

The ruling Congress has already nominated Chief Minister Mukul Sangma's wife and legislator Dikkanchi Shira to contest the by-poll.

The BJP has so far not decided on whether to field any candidate even as regional parties have decided not to put up any contestant.

The by-poll was necessitated following the death of Purno A Sangma.

First Published: Fri, April 22 2016. 16:14 IST
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