Nationalist Congress Party candidate from Williamnagar constituency Jonathone N. Sangma was blown off, along with two security personnel in Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills in an IED blast this evening at Samanda, while he was returning from an election campaign programme. The incident took place around 7:50 pm.
In 2013 election, Jonathone had lost to sitting legislator Deborah C. Marak.
In remote villages under Williamnagar constituency posters put up by unidentified miscreants read, “If anybody dares to vote for Jonathone Sangma, they would be killed”.
During 2013 election also, there were attacks on Jonathone.
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