In the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, 52 MLA’s cast their vote for presidential election

Shillong, July 17: The members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, out of 60, only 52 legislator cast their vote to elect the new president of India in the election held today at the Annex Hall in the temporary Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.

The returning officer Mr Fedric Roy Kharkangor inform that from the 60 members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly only 52 members turn out to cast their vote in the presidential election held today in the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, at the Annex Hall.

The Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma inform the media that from the ruling side, two MLA’s won’t be able to come and cast their vote, the PWD Minister Mr Martin M Danggo and Mr Justin Dkhar, this two MLA has communicated yesterday of their in ability to come and cast their vote.

The president of the UDP Dr Donkupar Roy  said that from their party only Mr Brolding Nongsiej of Mawthadraishan Constituency he is not able to come and cast his vote since he is out of station. The UDP Legislator holds a closed door meeting among them before casting their vote.

The four Legislators of the HSPDP have boycotted the presidential election, They are Mr Ardent M Basawiamoit, Mr Phlastingwell Pangniang, Mr Witting Mawsor and Mr D Jyndiang. The HSPDP Party have boycotted this election since they don’t subscribe either of the NDA or the congress ideology.

The Independent Candidate Mr Julius Kitbok Dorphang who was in jail did not turn out to cast his vote, though he is eligible since he is still and MLA to elect the president of India.




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