Meira Kumar to visit Meghalaya tomorrow

Opposition Presidential candidate Meira Kumar will be campaigning in Congress–ruled Meghalaya tomorrow to garner votes for the July-17 elections, officials said today.

Published: 04th July 2017 05:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2017 05:56 PM   |  A+A-

UPA Presidential Nominee and former Speaker Meira Kumar

By PTI

SHILLONG:  Opposition Presidential candidate Meira Kumar will be campaigning in Congress–ruled Meghalaya tomorrow to garner votes for the July-17 elections, officials said today.

The NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind will also arrive later this week to seek support from opposition regional parties and the National Peoples’ Party, they said.

"The Congress candidate has been scheduled to arrive here on July 5 and will address the MLAs at the annexe hall of the Assembly at 11 AM," Speaker A T Mondal told PTI.

In the 60-member assembly, the Congress has 30 MLAs apart from the support of the two Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislators, 11 Independents and a member of the North East Socialist Democratic Party.

The opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) with eight MLAs and the Hills State Peoples Democratic Party with four MLAs are yet to decide.

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