Rocky Hek files nomination; Ready to take on ‘Uncle AL Hek’

It’s Hek Vs Hek for Shillong’s prestigious Pynthorumkhrah General Seat. While, in Meghalaya it has been a trend that families stay together and support each other during elections, this electoral battle field is different with blood relations ‘lock horns’ for one seat.


With Rocky Hek contesting against his own uncle and Five time MLA Alexander Laloo Hek from National People’s Party (NPP) ticket; it is more interesting when the senior Hek is the National executive member of BJP.


On Wednesday, Rocky Hek, NPP candidate filed his nomination as he alleges that there has been lack of development in the constituency. Escorted by supporters, Rocky walked till the DC office on Wednesday afternoon to file his nomination.


Rocky expressed confidence in defeating his ‘uncle’, “We are hundred percent confident to win as the constituency needs a change.”


 “I assure that if I am elected, I will do whatever it takes to get rid of the drug menace, which nobody is talking about and to uplift the livelihood of the people of the constituency,” Rocky said.


He also assured to establish a job centre for youth and ensure comprehensive development of the constituency. He also pointed out that there are no proper roads, water supply and street lighting, among other things.



Assuring to fully implement the government’s various programmes, he said, “I want to improve the livelihood of the people instead of giving them Rs 500 or Rs 1,000.”


The BJP MLA has been representing Pynthorumkhrah constituency for the last 25 years.


When asked about the decision to contest against his own uncle, Rocky said it was the desire of the people in the constituency.


The Pynthorumkhrah General seat became more interesting after sitting MDC PN Syiem who is also Congress candidate threw his hat in the Electoral fray.


While electioneering is yet to gain momentum in this Meghalaya capital, the ruling candidates are highlighting more about the initiative of the Government. Interestingly, this election, the relationship between BJP and its ally NPP has turn sour with NPP -BJP indulging in straight fights in few constituencies.






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