NPP kicks off first election rally for Tura by-poll
SHILLONG/BOKO, April 25: Younger son of former Lok Sabha speaker and Tura MP Late PA Sangma, Conrad Sangma kicked off his election campaigning for the by-poll to the Tura Lok Sabha seat as the official candidate of tiol People’s Party at Adokgre on Monday.
The by-poll was necessitated following the sudden demise of PA Sangma on March 4. Election commission has announced by election on May 16. NPP candidate will file his nomition on April 27 at Tura.
Before filling nomition, Conrad kicked off the election rally from Adokgre, 15 km from NH 37, keeping in the tradition of Late PA Sangma to start his campaign Adokgre.
Former union minister and Conrad’s sister Agatha Sangma was also present in the rally.
Meanwhile, a meeting of the NPP was also held at Mendipathar in North Garo Hills today where former Congress legislator, Frankenstein W Momin joined the NPP.
Earlier, this month Momin who was associated with the Congress for the last 40 years quit the party allegedly over differences with Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma.
According to the NPP, Momin joined the party with hundred of his followers from the Congress.
Meanwhile, other members of the tiolist Congress Party (NCP) led by Jepherson Marak and Independent member Dabo M Marak also formally joined the NPP.
Conrad K Sangma too attended the meeting along with former MPs, MLAs, ex MLAs, MDCs and other party workers.