Charles Pyngrope set to be Meghalaya Speaker

Updated on May 23, 2009 02:31 PM IST

Congress legislator and former minister Charles Pyngrope is set to be elected as the Speaker of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.

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PTI | By, Shillong

Congress legislator and former minister Charles Pyngrope is set to be elected as the Speaker of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.

The Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA), which met last night, announced Pyngrope as the consensus candidate of the ruling alliance which has 43 MLAs in the 60-member house.

MUA secretary and government chief whip Ronnie V Lyngdoh said all constituent partners of alliance unanimously endorsed Pyngrope as the candidate.

Pyngrope has filed his papers for the election slated for Monday.

The Opposition has fielded NCP legislator John Manner Marak.

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