The opposition Congress on Wednesday announced the list of 55 candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections to be held on February 27.
Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president and Shillong MP was among the candidates approved by the All India Congress Committee (AICC). He will be contesting from Sutnga-Saipung constituency.
The list also include nine females candidates – Deborah Marak (Williamnagar), Rona Khymdei (Nongpoh), Bethleen Dkhar (West Shillong), Venetia Pearl Mawlong (South Shillong), Dr Banidashisha Kharkongor (Nongthymmai), Lakyntiew Sohkhlet (Sohra), Pynhunlang Nongrum (Mawkynrew), Victorealness Syiemlieh (Ranikor) and Uttora G Sangma (Ampati).
The other candidates include Emlang Laloo (Nartiang), Daniel Dan (Jowai), Richard Singh Lyngdoh (Raliang), Nehemayah Tyngkan (Mowkaiaw), Charles Marngar (Mawhati), Adrian Lambert Chyne Mylliem (Jirang), Dr Celestine Lyngdoh (Umsning), Stanliwis Rymbai (Umroi), Erson Marwein (Mawryngkneng), Pynshngainlang Syiem (Pynthorumkhrah), Marbud Dkhar (Mawlai), Manuel Badwar (East Shillong), JA Lyngdoh (North Shillong), Ronnie V Lyngdoh (Mylliem), Sardonik Nongkhlaw (Nongkrem), S Osborne Kharjana (Sohiong), Dannyson Kurbah (Mawphlang), Gopal Stone Hynniewta (Mawsynram), Wellborn Bynnud (Shella), Nehru Suting (Pynursla), Batskhem Ryntathiang (Mairang), Fourteen Lyngkhoi (Mawthadraishan), Gabriel Wahlang (Nongstoin), Goldenstar Nonglong (Rambrai-Jyrngam), Andrew Charles Care (Mawshynrut), Carnes Sohshang (Mawkyrwat), Timjim K Momin (Mendipathar), Brigady Napak Marak (Bajengdoba), Champion R Sangma (Songsak), Jeebing G Momin (Rongjeng), Frederick Sangma (Raksamgre), Dr Kapin Ch Boro (Tikrikilla), Salilendra R Sangma (Phulbari), Reynold M Sangma (Selsella), Augustine D Marak (Dadenggre), Billykid A Sangma (North Tura), Brenzield ChM arak (South Tura), Edmund S Sangma (Rangsakona), Sayeedullah Nongrum (Mahendraganj), Sinbath ChM arak (Salmanpara), Saleng A Sangma (Gambegre), Roger Benny A Sangma (Dalu), Rophul S Marak (Rongara Siju), Karak R Sangma (Chokpot) and Aphonse Ch Sangma (Baghmara).