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Agatha Sangma (right) is  the sister of the chief minister Conrad Sangma and the youngest daughter of former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma
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NPP: Agatha Sangma to contest from Tura, Kikkin from Outer Manipur

Ferlene CA Sangma will be Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma-led party’s candidate for by-election to Selsella Assembly seat in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district

Shillong: National People’s Party (NPP) president and Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma, while chairing the meeting of the central election committee of the party in New Delhi on Friday, announced that former Union minister Agatha K Sangma and T Kikkin will be the party’s candidates for the Tura Lok Sabha seat in Meghalaya and Outer Manipur Parliamentary constituency, respectively.

The party also announced that Ferlene CA Sangma will be the party’s candidate for by-election to the Selsella Assembly seat in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district.

Party leaders from various states in the Northeast attended the meeting in New Delhi. “The central election committee of the NPP, which had met today, received applications from Tura and Outer Manipur seats. The committee has decided to declare the names of two candidates -- former Union minister Agatha K Sangma and former Manipur minister T Kipkin,” the NPP president said in a video statement.

He said Kipkin is a former minister and is the NPP Manipur unit president. The NPP national president also informed that the central election committee of the party has also decided to field Ferlene CA Sangma in the by-election for the Selsella seat.

Election to the Tura Lok Sabha seat and by-election to the Selsella Assembly constituency will be held on April 11.