SHILLONG, Oct 13: There will be no pre – poll alliance between the United Democratic Party (UDP) and the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) in the district council elections which will be held in 2019.
Informing this here on Thursday, HSPDP East Khasi Hills president Martle M Mukhim said, “The pre-poll alliance between the HSPDP and UDP in the 2018 MLA elections will not be relevant in the 2019 MDC elections.”
Mukhim also expressed confidence that the party will be able to win majority seats to lead the new executive committee in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) next year.
“We are targeting to win not less than 10 seats in the upcoming elections to the KHADC,” he said while pointing out that in the last MDC elections, the party was having a strength of 7 in the 29-member House.
Informing that the meeting has resolved to further strengthen the party ahead of the elections, the president said, “We have decided to work hard to ensure victory in the MDC elections.”
HSPDP central body president KP Pangniang said that the party has decided that it will not work with anybody for the upcoming elections.
According to him, the party is contemplating to field candidates in all the constituencies under the KHADC.
“However, we also want to have an understanding with other regional political parties under the Regional Democratic Alliance (RDA),” he said.
With regards to the Lok Sabha elections, Pangniang said that the party is yet to discuss on whether to field candidate or not.
“We are also yet to discuss on the UDP’s proposal for having common candidates in the upcoming LS polls,” he said.
The HSPDP chief however said that the party would soon take its stand on the matter.