Preparing for LS polls: UDP–HSPDP reconstitutes Regional Democratic Alliance
First Published: 8th November, 2023 15:30 IST
The RDA meeting 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
The United Democratic Party (UDP) and the Hill State People Democratic Party (HSPDP) has reconstituted the Regional Democratic Alliance (RDA) to jointly prepare for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, slated to be held next year.
The RDA meeting 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 media, UDP chief Metbah Lyngdoh said that the two regional political parties have been working together in the past and reconstitution of the RDA today was as decided in a meeting held on May 30, after the 2023 Assembly election.
“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”, Lyngdoh added.
“We have also decided to have 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.
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