Signs of discord among BJP leaders over allocation of tickets for Assembly polls?

SHILLONG, Sep 22: After being afflicted by internal rifts in the recent part, friction among select Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members over tickets to contest the Assembly elections has now started to come into view.
One such incident comes from North Shillong constituency where two BJP leaders — M Kharkrang and Michael Kharsyntiew — are seeking to content the Assembly elections from the same constituency.
It is pertinent to note that Kharsyntiew had unsuccessfully contested the 2018 Assembly elections on a BJP ticket from Umsning constituency.
Kharkrang, a former IPS officer, on the other hand, had recently joined the saffron party.
Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Kharsyntiew said that he and BJP leader Martamlin Pyrbot, along with few others, have decided to join hands and ensure that BJP wins the seat from North Shillong.
Stating that there are many rumours doing rounds that the BJP has allotted tickets to certain individuals in the constituency, Kharsyntiew said the party will decide the candidature only after strict scrutiny.
He also appealed to former BJP leader JA Lyngdoh not to contest the election but work with them and make BJP secure the North Shillong seat.
When asked if he will leave party if the BJP does not allot ticket to him, Kharsyntiew said he will confer about the matter with his supporters first before taking any step if that comes to pass.
Meanwhile, sources have informed that BJP leader Martamlin Pyrbot is also keen to contest the upcoming elections from South Shillong on a BJP ticket even as state BJP president Ernest Mawrie is already campaigning in the constituency.

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