FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, Oct 19: The United Democratic Party (UDP) on Wednesday announced the mes of four candidates who will contest the district council bye-elections scheduled for December 13.
So far the mes of five candidates have been declared by the UDP.
Apart from the mes of former CEM of the KHADC, Hispreaching Son Shylla from Nongkrem, who me was declared earlier, the other four candidates who will contest the bypoll are Wankupar Syiemlieh from Nongspung-Sohïong, Fredrick Lynshiang from Laban-Mawprem, Janbor War from Parïong-Mawthadraishan, all in KHADC, and Firstborn Manner from War-East constituency in JHADC.
The party, however, is yet to declare the mes of candidates for the Mairang-Nongkhlaw and Rambrai-Jyrngam constituencies.
It may be mentioned that seven district council seats, six in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and one in the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) were vacated by the MDCs who are also MLAs after the passing of the Prevention of Disqualification (Members of the Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya) Amendment Bill, 2015.