The state BJP unit of Meghalaya on Tuesday has decided to fight the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on its own in the state.
It’s worth mentioning that BJP is backing the NPP-led Democratic Alliance government in the state.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by BJP general secretary in-charge of North East, Ajay Jamuwal and attended by state party’s leaders and workers.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, the BJP state leader AL Hek said,
“We have decided in principle to contest the Lok Sabha elections from both the parliamentary seats -Tura and Shillong in Meghalaya.
The election committee will be constituted soon for inviting application from aspiring candidates for the two seats and so far around four-five candidates have already sent applications for the party tickets, but the final decision will be taken by the state election committee.
Hek said the decision to fight the general election alone came after the MDA failed to reach the consensus on fielding candidates on both the constituencies.
To inform about the decision to national president Amit Shah, a delegation of the state party leaders will meet him soon.