Congress approves 2 candidates for Meghalaya by-polls

New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Aug 02, 2018, 04:30 PM IST
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File photo of Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Photograph:(Zee News Network)

The Congress on Thursday approved names of two candidates for the by-elections to the Meghalaya assembly.

The two candidates, Jackiush A Sangma would be contesting from Ranikot assembly segment while Charlotte W Monin from South Tura seat.

According to the EC, the last date for nomination filing is August 8 and scrutiny of will be on August 9.

The ECI will use both Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) for the elections.

A valid identification proof for voter's identification will be mandatory for a voter to exercise his/her right to vote.

However, Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) will be the main document for identification.