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Youngest MP files nomination
Published on 26 Mar. 2009 1:35 AM IST
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Agatha K Sangma, the youngest Parliamentarian in India, today filed her nomination paper for Tura Lok Sabha seat as an NCP candidate. Accompanied by her father Purno A Sangma, the veteran NCP leader and family members, Agatha filed her paper before Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills District Frederick Roy Kharkongor in Tura. Sangma held the Tura Parliamentary seat for the last nine consecutive terms before vacating this seat in favour of his youngest daughter Agatha in 2008. She defeated Congress candidate Zenith M Sangma by 99,856 votes in the Tura Parliamentary byelection last year. This time, however, the Congress had pitted former Deputy Chief Minister Debora Ch Marak against Agatha. In the Shillong Parliamentary seat, CPI candidate Dalington Dympep and Independent Denis Siangshai also filed their nomination papers before East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner B Dhar this afternoon. Meghalaya has two Parliamentary seats - Shillong and Tura. Shillong Parliamentary seat consisted of 36 Assembly segments covering Ri-Bhoi, Khasi and Jaintia hills, while Tura seat spread over 24 Assembly segments in three districts of Garo hills. The two Lok Sabha constituencies in Meghalaya will go to the polls in the first phase of election on April 16.

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