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Congress legislator Warjri not to contest Meghalaya polls

Congress legislator Warjri not to contest Meghalaya polls

Shillong, Oct 7 (UNI) The ruling Congress in Meghalaya has suffered another jolt ahead of the next year’s assembly elections with Health and Family Welfare Minister, Roshan Warjri deciding not to contest the polls. Four Congress legislators Rowell Lyngdoh, former Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong, Sniawbhalang Dhar (both former ministers) and Ngaitlang Dhar did not even applied for Congress ticket to contest assembly elections. Mr Lyngdoh had already made his announcement to contest the upcoming elections on National People’s Party ticket from Mawkyrwat assembly constituency. In the meeting, the name of Legal Advisor to the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee, W H D Syngkon, was unanimously proposed to contest the Assembly elections from North Shillong constituency. This is the second time that Ms Warjri had taken such a decision. While representing Mawkhar constituency between 1998-2003, Ms Warjri decided not to contest the 2003 Assembly elections. After a gap of ten years, she decided to return to active politics by contesting on a Congress ticket during the 2013 Assembly elections. UNI RRK KK

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