SHILLONG, Jul 23: Former Mawsynram legislator Pynshngaiñ N Syiem will contest the Ranikor by-poll, the People’s Democratic Party (PDF) announced on Monday.
Syiem’s candidature was endorsed by the Central Executive Committee (CEC) in a meeting held at the party office.
It may be mentioned, Syiem wanted to project himself as the consensus candidate and even approached various political parties to try and convince them not to set up candidates.
However, UDP will put up Pius Marwein who contested the last election held on February 27. The Congress too have decided to put up a candidate.
Marwein lost the election to Martin M Danggo by a small margin. Danggo will be contesting on a National People’s Party ticket.