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Feb 07, 2013, 01.27 PM IST | Source: PTI

357 candidates filed papers till last day of nomination

357 candidates filed papers till last day of nomination

Shillong, Feb 6 (PTI) A total of 57 candidates today filed their papers for Meghalaya Assembly elections taking the total number of nominations to 357 from the 60 constituencies in the state. Today, which was the last for filing nominations saw 57 candidates from 11 districts and four sub divisions filing their nomination papers for the elections, EC office sources said. The scrutiny, has been fixed for tomorrow. In Shillong, four candidates including Khun Hynniewtrep Awakening Movement (KHNAM) president Pyndapborthiaw Saibon filed his nomination papers from Mawlai constituency for the February 23 elections. He is up for a tough fight against Congress's sitting legislator, Founder Strong Cajee and UDP candidate, Embhah Syiemlieh. Others who filed their nominations included Mawsynram HSPDP candidate and former journalist, Starfing Pdahsiej, South Shillong SP candidate, Vinod Kumar Joshi and Nongkrem independent candidate, Elston Roy Kharkongor. A total of seven candidates filed their nomination papers from different constituencies under the West Khasi hills district, which included MDP candidate Bokstar Nongrang and HSPDP candidate, Nit Shabong from Mairang, NPP candidate, Set Singh Dkhar and Congress substitute candidate, Nestingdhar Nongdhar from Nongstoin. Independent candidate, Andrew Charles Gare and LJP candidate, Bonifirst Nongrem from Rambrai Jyrngam and independent candidate, Livingstone R Marak from Mawshynrut constituency also filed their nomination papers. In South West Khasi Hills NCP candidate, Desmond Wanshong (NCP) filed his nomination from Ranikor constituency. While in West Garo hills district, Rophul Marak is the last candidate to file nomination from Rongara – Siju constituency. 24 constituencies from five districts of Garo hills have witnessed the highest number of candidates who have filed their nominations for the upcoming polls in the state. PTI JOB SUS DKB HKR

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