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Meghalaya polls: Sangmas make it a family affair
K Anurag in Guwahati | February 26, 2008 15:28 IST
Last Updated: February 26, 2008 15:38 IST
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) general secretary and former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno A Sangma has fielded both his sons in the March 3 Meghalaya Assembly elections from two constituencies in his strong bastion in Garo Hills areas of the hill state.
P A Sangma and both his sons, James K Sangma and Conrad K Sangma, are contesting polls from three different constituencies in Garo Hills areas. His elder son, James is contesting from Rongchugiri, while the younger son Conrad is fighting from Selsella. The senior Sangma is contesting from Tura constituency.
The NCP, the key Opposition, is all charged up under P A Sangma to take on the main rival, the ruling Congress. The NCP aims to win most of seats in P A Sangma's stronghold in Garo hills.