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The National People’s Party (NPP) on Wednesday, announced the first list of 16 candidates who will contest the upcoming elections to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC).
The list was announced at Tura in the West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya on February 24.
The candidates include - Albinush R. Marak (Siju), Sengbath R. Marak (Silkigre), Wenison Ch. Marak (Rongrikkimgre), Sengchim N. Sangma (Gasuapara), Semford B. Sangma (Tura), Sanjip T. Sangma (Dengnakpara), Linekar K. Sangma (Nogorpara), Premananda Koch (Zikzak), Benedic R. Marak (Raksamgre), Dhormonath Ch. Sangma (Naguapara), Grahambell A. Sangma (Jengjal), Sukharam K. Sangma (Rongrong), Dolly K. Sangma (Damas), Brilliant R. Sangma (Samandagre), Henen R. Sangma (Darugre), and Denang T. Sangma (Williamnagar).
The GHADC will go to polls on April 9.
The other political parties in the fray include the BJP, Congress and United Democratic Party (UDP).
While Congress has already released its second list of candidates, the BJP and UDP are yet to make the announcement.
The UDP, a regional party with its stronghold in Khasi and Jaintia Hills, is looking to open an account in Garo Hills in the upcoming election.
(Edited by Iban Mawrie)