HSPDP unsure of role in upcoming LS polls

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Sep 13: The Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) which is supporting the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government is yet to decide what role it will play in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
“The central executive committee of the party will take a decision on the matter whether to field any candidate for the Lok Sabha elections,” HSPDP chief organizer and PHE minister Samlin Malngiang told reporters after a meeting held here on Thursday.

The United Democratic Party (UDP) is mooting the idea of setting up a common candidate for the Lok Sabha elections and is already in the process of seeking the support of all the MDA partners including the HSPDP.
Sources informed that the UDP is also planning to project former legislator from Nongthymmai and the party’s general secretary Jemino Mawthoh from the Shillong Parliamentary seat, which is currently represented by opposition Congress MP VH Pala.
Samlin however said that the party is yet to receive any written communication from the UDP on this regard.
“If such communication comes, it is for the CEC of the party to decide. Moreover, if it is possible, the HSPDP would instead propose that the party be allowed to set up a common candidate,” he said.


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