, suffering from a leg injury, went on a wheelchair to file his
papers, and was accompanied by his
daughter Agatha Sangma
, the sitting MP in the constituency and a former Union Minister.
In 2008, Mr. Sangma, a former Chief Minister of Meghalaya, quit as an MP from the Tura Lok Sabha seat, which he had won nine times, to return to State politics.
daughter won the bye-election from the constituency in 2008 to become the youngest member in the 14th Lok Sabha.
In the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, Ms. Agatha Sangma
retained the seat as an NCP candidate.