The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) is trying to persuade former Chief Minister of the state, Dr Mukul Sangma, to contest election from the Tura Lok Sabha seat.
Dr Celestine Lyngdoh, MPCC president, told media persons on Wednesday, “We are trying to convince Dr Sangma to contest election from the Tura Parliamentary seat.”
However, Mr Sangma has not made any decision yet. It’s worth mentioning that the former chief minister is currently a member of the legislative assembly from Songsak constituency.
The MPCC president said that not only the MPPC but even the AICC wants Dr Mukul to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha poll. Dr Lyngdoh said that the party needs more MP to ensure it come back to power at the Centre.
“The people are fed up with the present BJP led NDA Government especially for trying to push the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill without respecting the sentiments the people of the region,” Dr Lyngdoh said in a statement.
Meanwhile, former Minister Deborah C Marak and Congress MLA, Zenith M Sangma who have also applied for the party ticket to contest from Tura seat.