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Sat, 24 Aug 2019

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Lyngdoh elected as UDP Parliamentary Party leader in Meghalaya

Lyngdoh elected as UDP Parliamentary Party leader in Meghalaya
August 06
10:49 2019

NET Bureau

United Democratic Party (UDP) Vice president, Allantry Dkhar on Monday said that the criteria to elect the president of the party will be based on unanimity over experience or any position the individual holds even as party’s working president and Tourism Minister, Metbah Lyngdoh was elected the president of the Parliamentary Party (PP).

“We believe in unanimity and this is what the party stands for and the president will be elected based on unanimity,” said Dkhar while speaking to reporters on Monday.

Informing that on Friday the party will elect its acting president till the period of its General Council on September 11 when they will elect the president, Dkhar said that the General council was the idea of their Late leader Dr Donkupar Roy and they will carry it forward.

Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Party of the UDP in a late night meeting held at the resident of the Working president, Metbah Lyngdoh also elected Lyngdoh as the president of the Parliamentary Party (PP).

Speaking to media persons after the meeting, UDP leader and Cabinet Minister Lakhmen Rymbui said that eight MLAs of the party have unanimously elected Metbah Lyngdoh as the PP leader.

Reacting to a query about PDF and other two independent MLAs forming their own alliance, he said that all political groups have their own agendas and missions and he had nothing to comment on their activities.

He also said that the UDP as a major partner in the Government wants this MDA Government to be stable besides carrying the legacy of unity left behind by party president Dr Donkupar Roy.

When asked if rumblings have surfaced in the alliance following the demise of Dr. Roy who was holding the Government together, he said that the people of the state have high expectations from the Government and the UDP wants to give its best to the Government.

“From our side, we will never ever betray this Government and we will never back stab any of our partners. We are firm on supporting the Government for the interest of the people,” he said.

Source: Meghalaya Times

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