Meghalaya Assembly Speaker election on Sep 13

Shillong, Sep 9 (IANS) | Publish Date: 9/9/2019 10:52:30 AM IST

The election of the Meghalaya Assembly Speaker will be held on September 13, Deputy Speaker Timothy D. Shira announced in the House on Monday.

The election was necessitated following the demise of Assembly Speaker, Donkupar Roy on July 28. Roy, who was the president of the UDP, was elected to the post of Speaker on March 12, 2018.
The ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government has decided to field the incumbent Tourism Minister, Metbah Lyngdoh as its nominee for the post of Speaker.
The opposition Congress has decided to field its two-time legislator, Winnerson D. Sangma as its candidate for the Speaker’s post.

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