UDP and HSPDP reconstitutes RDA; Metbah Lyngdoh nominated as Chairman

The United Democratic Party (UDP) and the Hill State People Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Tuesday reconstituted the Regional Democratic Alliance (RDA) to jointly prepare for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, slated to be held next year.


The RDA meeting held today nominated UDP chief Metbah Lyngdoh as its chairman, HSPDP chief KP Pangniang as secretary, HSPDP’s senior leader and MDC from Mawkynrew Martle Mukhim as co-chairman and UDP East Khasi Hills president Titosstarwell Chyne as assistant secretary.


Speaking to reporters, Lyngdoh said, “We are pleased to note that both the parties have agreed in principle to ensure that the RDA is still intact and to continue to work for the interest of the party.”


“We have also decided to have 11 more members, who will be nominated by both the parties,” he said.


Lyngdoh said the other issues including the candidates for the Lok Sabha election will be discussed in the next meeting of the RDA to be held shortly. He said that the next meeting would also discuss and take a call on the upcoming MDC elections to the KHADC and JHADC.


Pangniang said, “We have in today’s meeting decided that we will inform each and every member of the HSPDP and UDP that we will restrengthen this alliance and we will also allow to discuss the preparation of the MP election by having internal discussion by each party,” he added.


He said that both the parties will identify the candidate for Shillong seat and propose the same before the RDA for taking a collective decision on the matter.


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