Shillong | March 2, 2023
Two BJP legislators – AL Hek and Sanbor Shullai – today retained the Pynthorumkhrah and South Shillong seats respectively.
Hek told reporters that he was happy with the performance of the BJP although they expected to win more seats.
Hek defeated his closest rival Congress nominee PN Syiem. He also refused to comment on him defeating his own nephew Rocky Hek of the NPP and said, “That is a family matter and it will remain in the family only”.
On government formation, Hek said that the decision will be taken by the party's high command.
Expressing happiness on being re-elected for the fourth consecutive time, Shullai said, “I feel very happy and I pray to God that through his blessings that I have again won this MLA election with a margin of 11,600 and I must congratulate and I am thankful to all the wise electorate of South Shillong who has again repose faith and confidence in my leadership.”
“Because the wise electorate loves me, they bless me and they are free to meet me. I am accessible to them. I don’t keep any dogs or any security or police in my house so they are free to come up to my bedroom, to my kitchen, to my office also so they can address their problems and grievances face to face,” he said.
He said that the people of Meghalaya are accepting the BJP and the vote share of the party is increasing. “Hopefully in the coming years, the BJP will surely form the government,” he added.