Shillong: Ahead of election to Rajya Sabha in April this year, National People’s Party (NPP) national vice-president and Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong has shown interest in contesting for the lone MP Rajya Sabha seat from the Northeastern state. The tenure of the current Rajya Sabha MP Wansuk Syiem will end on April 12.
Although the NPP is due to select its candidate, Tynsong said that he would contest the election for the lone MP Rajya Sabha seat in the state only if the party feels that he is the right candidate.
Tynsong also added that so far there are so many aspirants who are fit to contest as Rajya Sabha MP.
Meanwhile, NPP national president and Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma informed that consultations were yet to be made for the candidate and would happen soon. “We are going to discuss with everybody within the party and also with the coalition partners. Whatever it happens, we will be able to decide on the candidate who is acceptable to all,” Sangma said.
Amid the buzz that former chief minister DD Lapang and NPP state president WR Kharlukhi have refused the offer to contest the MP Rajya seat, Sangma refuted such claims.