From Our Correspondent
Tura, April 26, 2018
As Williamnagar polls draws closer, a group of Congress leaders were yesterday escorted out of the constituency of Williamnagar after they were still in the area even after campaigning came to an end for the seat.
Following the incident, the National People’s Party (NPP) accused the Congress of violating the model code of conduct on the eve of elections.
Senior Congress leader including Zenith Sangma, Winnerson Sangma and former MLA and GHADC MDC, Ismail Marak were allegedly stationed in a house even after 4 pm yesterday, Wednesday.
“The MCC clearly states that anyone who is not a voter of the constituency cannot reside, particularly politicians. We can’t understand the need for them to remain in the town when even the chief minister and other leaders left the place as soon as campaigning was over,” alleged Home minister James K Sangma.
The matter, after being known, was immediately informed to the election observation party about the presence of the Congress leaders.
“We sent our election squads to the place immediately after receiving information. They found them in a house and that they were going to leave after having dinner,” informed the general observer B C Burman.
The three Congress leaders and their convoy were later escorted out of the constituency the same night by election teams.
“It was a ploy by the Congress to try and gain some votes,” alleged the home minister.