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Lok Sabha Polls 2024: Meghalaya BJP leader M Kharkrang in favour of AL Hek for Shillong seat

First Published: 2nd December, 2023 8:50 IST

"If we can have AL Hek, who is a six-time MLA, as a candidate also, that will be wonderful," M Kharkrang

Meghalaya BJP’s chief spokesperson M Kharkrang on Friday, favoured fielding minister and a senior leader of the party, AL Hek as the candidate for the Shillong seat from the BJP.

Addressing the media, Kharkrang highlighted the prospects of having the six-time legislator from Pynthorumkhrah, AL Hek, as the BJP candidate for the Shillong parliamentary constituency in the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Kharkrang stated, “If we can have AL Hek, who is a six-time MLA, as a candidate also, that will be wonderful.”

He clarified that the central leadership of the party has not yet sought proposals in this regard, emphasizing that no official names have been forwarded to Delhi at this point.

Responding to inquiries about a potential pre-poll understanding with the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) for the Lok Sabha elections, Kharkrang mentioned, “There are no indications as such.”

He underscored the importance of considering eligible candidates, stating, “It is not about the euphoria of putting up candidates, basically we have to see whether we have any eligible candidates.”

“Everything is open for everything and we would love to if we have a good women candidate. We are not closing our doors, we open them to all,” he added.

Also Read : LS polls 2024: Will UDP field Robert June Kharjahrin from Shillong seat?

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