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Congress to finalise candidates by Dec

Party hopes to get six Independent MLAs in its fold

SHILLONG: The MPCC will finalise the list of candidates by December end and the party is expected to get at least six Independents in its fold.
The names of the aspiring candidates submitted by the block committees to the district panels were forwarded to the state leadership.
The general secretary in-charge elections, Polycarp Marak said on Tuesday that the district Congress committees have already submitted the list of candidates to the MPCC.
“I am pushing for the meeting of the state election committee for December 16 to finalise the candidates”, Marak said.
He also said the party wanted to ensure early announcement of the names of the candidates.
Congress leader and Cabinet minister Deborah Marak, who is the member of the party’s election committee, said the panel is expected to meet mid-December to examine the names.
After the scrutiny, the names will be sent to AICC for approval.
There was a delay in finalising the names as some Congress legislators are not contesting the 2018 polls.
Recently, Congress member Comingone Ymbon resigned as minister and is set to join NPP.
Another delay is that the party is waiting for the entry of six Independents who had already made a commitment to join the Congress.

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