TURA, April 24 - Krinilla Marak, the widow of deceased NCP leader Jonathone N Sangma, has stepped into her husband�s shoes and filed her nomination for the April 27 election to Williamnagar Assembly constituency.
The polling to the seat in East Garo Hills district of Meghalaya was countermanded after Sangma was killed in an IED blast on February 18, two weeks ahead of the State elections.
Marak feels the Nationalist Congress Party ticket has given her a �sense of hope and purpose in life.�
�Jonathone�s incomplete dreams are my guiding light. He wanted to change the situation for better in Williamnagar. He wanted to empower the people of the constituency - the same people who he loved and died for. I wish to take it up from where he left,� she said.
The NCP candidate has been holding campaigns across the constituency with party president Saleng A Sangma by her side. �I am not a political novice. I have been a part of almost all the campaigns undertaken by my husband. We discussed strategies and campaign points together. I supported him in his earlier bids for the Assembly too,� Marak asserted.
Marak said she wants to live up to the expectations of the people of Williamnagar, just like her husband. �Anyone who came to him did not go back disappointed. Now we want to continue his legacy,� she added.
The NCP candidate is currently one of the frontrunners for the Williamnagar seat. The constituency will witness a contest among nine candidates, including Deborah C Marak of the Congress, Marcuise Marak of the NPP, SR Marak of the BJP and Mahamsing Sangma of the UDP. � PTI