- Former CM of Meghalaya to give up his stronghold constituency
- Sangma’s daughter to contest for Ampati in the upcoming by-elections
- Mukul Sangma won from both Ampati and Songsak
The former Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma with an intention of introducing her daughter to the politics has decided to give up his stronghold Ampati seat for her daughter to contest the upcoming by-elections.
Sangma will retain on Songsak seat
Meghalaya will one more time observe a legacy in the state politics as the former Chief Minister of Meghalaya is going to introduce his daughter to the political sphere.
For this, he is giving up on the seat of Ampati constituency that is considered to be his stronghold region or his Kingdom.
Sangma’s daughter, Miani D Shira will contest from the region in the upcoming by-elections to enter the politics of the state tracing her father’s foot-prints.
Mukul Sangma, who contested and won both Ampati and Sonsgak seats in the recent assembly elections, will not have to decide which seat to hold on to and which one to let go.
Dr. Sangma retained Ampati seat by defeating Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Baku Chandra Hajong by over 6000 votes and also manages to win Songsak by defeating his closest rival Nihim D Shira (NPP) by 1,300 votes.
The Songsak is considered to be the stronghold region of National People’s Party, but former CM managed to win the seat outsmarting the NPP leader in competition.
Sources informed that Dr. Sangma will be holding on to Songsak and will tender his resignation as the MLA of Ampati in the days to come.
Interestingly, the Sangma kin is well-known for being a powerful political family as each and every member of the family is in politics including his wife Dikkanchi D Shira who won the Mahendraganj seat in the recent election, his brother Zenith Sangma an elected representative of both Mahendraganj and Rangsakona respectively.
Now as per the family tradition, Sangma’s daughter will be joining the family in the politics of the state as she will contest from the stronghold region of the Congress.