Scrutiny of nomination papers in Meghalaya on Thursday

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Shillong, Feb 7: As many as 443 nominations were filed by various candidates in Meghalaya since the first day of filing of nomination papers.

The total number of candidates would be known after scrutiny of nomination papers, Meghalaya chief electoral officer, F.R. Kharkongor said.

Scrutiny of nominations will be held on Thursday and the last date for withdrawal of nominations is February 12.

The ruling Congress is fielding 59 candidates in all the 60 Assembly seats in which chief minister Mukul Sangma is contesting from two seats – Ampati and Songsak.

The other parties include the BJP which is fielding its candidates in 47 constituencies, the National People’s Party in 53 seats, Nationalist Congress Party in 17 seats, Hill State People’s Democratic Party in 13 seats, United Democratic Party in 35 seats and Garo National Council in five seats and KHNAM in 5 seats.

The elections will be held on February 27, and counting of votes will take place on March 3.

There are 60 Assembly seats and of 3,082 polling stations. Meghalaya has registered a total of 18.31 lakh voters.

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