Metbah and Winnerson file nomination papers for Meghalaya Speaker’s post
Candidates from ruling MDA candidate and Opposition Congress on Tuesday filed their nomination papers for the post of Speaker of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. The election for the coveted post will be held on September 13, the last day of the Autumn Session of the Assembly.
MDA candidate and UDP leader, Metbah Lyngdoh and opposition Congress nominee, Winnerson D Sangma filed their nomination papers. Both the candidates submitted their nomination papers before the Commissioner & Secretary, Andrew Simons at the Assembly’s secretariat at Khyndailad here.
Lyngdoh, a three-time MLA of Mairang also submitted his resignation letter as cabinet minister in-charge of Tourism and Water Resources soon after the Assembly session was adjourned for the day.
Lyngdoh was accompanied by Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, deputy chief minister, Prestone Tynsong and other ministers and MLAs of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government while Winnerson came along with Leader of Opposition, Dr Mukul Sangma and CLP members.
Having a total strength of 40 in the 60-member House, the MDA comprises of six political parties – National People’s Party with 21 MLAs, 8 United Democratic Party, 4 People Democratic Front, 2 Hill State People’s Democratic Party, 2 Bharatiya Janata Party, 1 Nationalist Congress Party, 1 Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement and 1 Independent.