SHILLONG, March 11 - Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) has nominated Donkupar Roy of United Democratic Party as its candidate for the Speaker�s chair, while the opposition Congress has nominated Winnerson D Sangma as its candidate.
The election to the Speaker�s post would be held on March 12 and it would be the new Government�s first test in the Assembly. Although the NPP-led coalition Government does have the numbers, but the Congress would definitely not let this opportunity go to test the strength of the coalition.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday informed that the coalition has unanimously decided that Roy would be the candidate for the Speaker�s post.
On the other hand, Congress has informed that it has nominated Winnerson as its candidate. The Congress candidate has retained his seat from Salmanpara in Garo Hills.