2019 LS POLLS
SHILLONG: The Chairman of Meghalaya State Planning Board (MSPB), Lambor Malngiang has said that a common candidate for the Lok Sabha polls should not be allocated the symbol of any particular political party.
It may be mentioned that the United Democratic Party (UDP) in a recent party meeting had selected Jemino Mawthoh as their common candidate to contest the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.
“A common candidate should not be allocated the symbol of any political party even if he or she is associated with UDP, PDF or any other party,” Malngiang told reporters on Friday.
“When we go to the people we will be able to openly say that the person is a common candidate of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government. However, if a common candidate contests from his own party the team spirit will not be there,” he added.
He further said that if nothing positive comes out on the issue of common candidate then the partners within the MDA government can have a friendly fight in the LS polls 2019. “A friendly fight can be there. However, it should not affect the stability of the MDA government,” he pointed out.
He said the purpose of projecting a common candidate from the MDA government is to defeat the Congress in the LS polls.
Malngiang, who is also an MLA of Nongkrem constituency, also informed that the issue will be discussed in the next coordination committee of the government.
“We want a final decision on this issue within this month,” he concluded.
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