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GNC to support NPP

Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma (3rd from left) at an election campaign for Congress MP candidate Dikkanchi D Shira for the Tura bypoll, in West Garo Hills on Thursday. – UB Photos
 TURA, April 29 - Putting all speculations to rest, the Garo National Council (GNC) has decided to support the National People’s Party (NPP) and its candidate for the Tura LS seat.

Announcing this on Wednesday, the party’s secretary, Henising Sangma said that the decision was taken at the residence of GNC president, Kalpana Sangma, widow of former GNC leader and MLA, Clifford Marak.

Various names had been doing the rounds including the GHSMC chairman, Nikman Marak, for fighting the MP election on a GNC ticket but the party later decided not to put up a candidate but support their alliance partner NPP in the GHADC.

“We will be extending support in the upcoming elections to NPP and hope our partnership wins the day. The decision was taken unanimously by our party members,” said a release by Henising.

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