Shillong, February 1, R M Warjri: Congress candidate and sitting Rajya Sabha MP, Kong Wansuk Syiem on Friday declared officially the elected representative unopposed for the second term to the Upper House. This was announced by the returning officer for the Rajya Sabha election for Meghalaya, Shri H Mylliemngap, Secretary Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. The Election Commission of India had set 31st January as the last date of withdrawal of candidature.
Kong Wansuk Syiem was the only candidate to file the nomination papers for the lone Rajya Sabha seat, as the opposition decided not field any candidates for lack of numbers.
In the last term Kong Wansuk Syiem was elected in the by-election after the then sitting Rajya Sabha MP resigned to contest the state assembly elections 2013 from NPP but lost. This time she is getting full term as earlier she had only ten months. Speaking to the media Kong Wansuk Syiem said health and education will be her utmost priorities to take up.
The 57-year old former member of the National Commission for Women (NCW) has studied till matriculation before officially joining the Congress party in Meghalaya. She has held many important party positions.
MPCC President Shri D D Lapang and other senior party leaders were present to received her just after she came out of the office of the returning officer.
Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma sent her a congratulatory message on being elected to the Upper House for the second time.