SHILLONG, April 8 - The MDA common candidate for the Shillong Lok Sabha seat, Jemino Mawthoh won�t have a separate manifesto during this election, but the 2018 Assembly election manifestos of all the parties supporting him would form the benchmark of his campaign.
Senior NPP leader and Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong said today that there has been hardly any time for framing a separate manifesto for this election. However, since the alliance partners have their manifestos from the 2018 Assembly election, those agendas are being followed.
Asked about contradictions in the manifestos of the regional parties, Tynsong said contentious issues won�t be taken up and is being �left aside.�
�We (MDA Government) would be coming out with our Common Minimum Programme (CMP) after the Parliamentary election. We are working on it,� Tynsong said.
Meanwhile, former vice president of Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee John Kharshiing, who quit the party, today extended support to the MDA candidates contesting for the Shillong and Tura seats.
Kharshiing was a ticket aspirant of the Congress for the Shillong seat. He, however, claimed that the ticket denial had nothing to do with his resignation and subsequent support to the MDA candidate.