Notwithstanding the political circumstance in Manipur, BJP MLAs in Meghalaya voted for the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance candidate Kharlukhi securing his victory.
- PTI Shillong
- Very last Current: June 20, 2020, 1:29 AM IST
National People’s Party’s (NPP) W R Kharlukhi on Friday was elected to the Rajya Sabha, successful the lone seat from Meghalaya, officials mentioned.
He secured 39 out of the 58 valid votes, defeating his rival Kennedy Khyriem of the Congress who obtained 19 votes, they stated.
The Congress has 19 MLAs in the 60-member Property.
Notwithstanding the political scenario in Manipur, BJP MLAs in Meghalaya voted for the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance applicant Kharlukhi securing his victory.
“There is no doubt that the BJP will vote for the consensus applicant of the MDA. We are portion of the alliance and we have unanimously voted for Kharlukhi,” point out minister AL Hek of the BJP stated.
The BJP has two MLAs in Meghalaya.
Main Electoral Officer FR Kharkongor declared that one particular vote was invalid and just one MLA, Adelbert Nongrum of the Khun Hynniewtrep Nationwide Awakening Motion, abstained from voting.
Main Minister Conrad K Sangma mentioned on Thursday night that the political scenario in Manipur will not have any impression on the authorities in Meghalaya.
Four members of the NPP who had been ministers in the BJP-led coalition governing administration in Manipur resigned, triggering a political crisis in that state.
Kharlukhi, 63, was born in Jowai and retains an MPhil in Background and a PhD in Political Science.
He was identified as a near associate of P A Sangma and held important posts in the NCP and then the NPP.