Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, will fight forthcoming assembly election from two seats, Songsak and Ampati.
Ampati in South West Garo Hills district is his traditional seat. But this time Sangma has filed nominations from one more seat, Songsak in East Garo Hills district , for February 27 state assembly elections.
This is for the first time that Sangma, who is Chief Minister of Meghalaya for past 10 years, is also contesting from two seats.
In Ampati, Sangma would face a triangular contest after the BJP fielded former bureaucrat Bakul Hajong from the seat. Independent candidate Joyanto Marak is also a strong contender from the constituency.
Besides, Ampati seat, two other constituencies– Sohiong and Bajengdoba–also have only three candidates in the fray.
On the other hand Songsak has seven candidates including Sangma in the fray.
Altogether 374 candidates have been cleared for fighting the state poll after scrutiny of nominations. Out of this, there are 33 women and 85 Independent candidates.
Rongjeng constituency in East Garo Hills district has maximum number of 11 candidates in the field for the poll for 60 constituencies of Meghalaya.