Sangma's son pitted against CM's wife in Tura by-poll

The National People's Party (NPP) today nominated late P A Sangma's youngest son Conrad K Sangma to contest for the May 16 by-poll in Tura parliamentary constituency.

PTI| Last Updated: Apr 22, 2016, 16:08 PM IST

Shillong: The National People's Party (NPP) today nominated late P A Sangma's youngest son Conrad K Sangma to contest for the May 16 by-poll in Tura parliamentary constituency.

The decision was taken at the party's central election committee meeting, party spokesperson James K Sangma said.

The ruling Congress has already nominated Chief Minister Mukul Sangma's wife and legislator Dikkanchi Shira to contest the by-poll.

The BJP has so far not decided on whether to field any candidate even as regional parties have decided not to put up any contestant.

The by-poll was necessitated following the death of Purno A Sangma.