The Congress on Wednesday released its first list of 55 candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Meghalaya.
The party has fielded its Meghalaya unit chief Vincent H Pala from the Sungai Saipung (ST) constituency. Pala is the sitting Lok Sabha MP from Shillong.
Saleng A Sangma, who had resigned as NCP MLA and joined the Congress on January 23, has been fielded from the Gambegre (ST) assembly constituency.
The first list of candidates was released after a meeting of the party’s central election committee chaired by party chief Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday.
Polling for the elections to the 60-member Meghalaya Legislative Assembly will be held in a single phase on February 27. Counting of votes will take place on March 2.
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