National People’s Party (NPP) leader and cabinet minister Dasakhiat Lamare on Friday said somebody from his family will be contesting from Nongkrem constituency.
Lamare, who is in-charge of the Transport department, told reporters that nothing is certain as of now since the Assembly election is one year and three months away.
“I cannot comment whether it is true or not but we will see,” the Mawhati legislator said while reacting to rumours that he is keen on contesting from Nongkrem constituency in 2023.
He however disclosed, “But somebody from my family will be contesting from Nongkrem. It could be me, it could be my brother, it could be anybody but talking about it now is not right as it is too early to confirm.”
When asked, Lamare said, “That is not sure right now (that I will contest from Nongkrem) but we have projected a few people (in case) if I go. The one who has got a better chance will go (in my place).”
The minister however said that it will not be too late even if they declare the candidature next year.
Whether he sees the former Nongkrem legislator Ardent Basaiawmoit’s decision to float a new regional political party as a threat, Lamare said that he does not want to comment on this.
“What is in his (ex-MLA) mind and what is there in people’s mind and I am not putting so much effort in finding out also. Even if somebody from my family is contesting there, it is better that we focus on what we want to do than focusing on what somebody else wants to do,” he added.