Deprived of democracy in their homeland, Tibetans in Meghalaya have joined hands with their counterparts and participated in the election process of choosing Sikyong (Prime Minister) to the 15th Kashag (advisory board) and 45 other members of the 16th Tibetan parliament in Exile. The two Prime Ministerial candidates are Lobsang Sangay and Penpa Tsering.
More than two-thirds of the registered voters have cast their votes in Shillong. The Tibetan Welfare Officer, while speaking to the media on the initiative stated, ‘It was really good to see Tibetans in Meghalaya participate in the election, which is basically taking place at Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh.’ She also shared that from early morning onwards; voters converged at Jhalupara for casting their votes.
It is to be mentioned here that 94 candidates are vying for 45 seats. The result of the polls will be declared on April 27.