Shillong (Meghalaya), Feb 4 : With just three days being left for filing of nomination papers for the ensuing assembly elections in the state many candidates filed their papers on Saturday.
Meghalaya Chief Minister and National People’s Party (NPP) national president Conrad K Sangma filed his nomination papers from South Tura seat in West Garo Hills .
Sangma was accompanied by hundreds of NPP supporters to the office of the returning officer of the district, exuded confidence that his party will have the “single-largest majority” in the upcoming polls to the 60-member assembly.
He is seeking re-election from South Tura assembly seat in the February 27 elections.
“The NPP will have the single-largest majority. We are confident and moving ahead with the development works undertaken in the last five years.
“The foundation has been laid in various sectors, and it is time to take things to the next level. The continuity is important so that we achieve goals that we have set,” he told reporters.
Noting that the opposition TMC is “based out of West Bengal”, Sangma alleged that it is “getting disintegrated day by day”.
People of Meghalaya do not trust “outsiders” – be it the BJP or the TMC.
“You have seen the development that has taken place in the last five years under the rule of the NPP,” Sangma said, while addressing party supporters who accompanied him to the office of the returning officer.
The BJP, fielded Bernard N Marak against the chief minister. The saffron party will contest all 60 seats in the assembly. Marak is the BJP state unit vice president and a former militant leader.
Other prominent leaders who filed their nominations are NPP National Vice President Prestone Tynsong from Pynursla seat, Samlin Malngiang from Sohion and Teibor Pathaw from Mawlai seat.
With Agency inputs