The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) has decided to field its senior MLA, Winnerson D Sangma to contest for the post of the Speaker of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.
The announcement came after the MDA unanimously decided to field senior UDP MLA and Tourism Minister, Metbah Lyngdoh to contest for the Speaker post.
“We have decided to put field Winnerson D Sangma to contest for the post of the Speaker,” CLP leader, Dr. Mukul Sangma informed after the meeting held in Shillong on Wednesday evening.
Admitting that it would be difficult for Congress to win the Speaker since they do not have the numbers, he, however, said that the beauty of politics is because it is like a chess game since nobody can predict the outcome.
“We are hopeful that our party candidate would be able to win the election of the Assembly speaker,” Dr. Mukul added.
It may be mentioned the election of the Assembly Speaker will be held in the upcoming Assembly session which is scheduled to start from September 06.
Updated by: News Sources 2019-09-05 1:17 PM