By Our Reporter | Shillong, August 07, 2018:
The UDP and HSPDP are looking for a seat-sharing for next year’s election of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).
“It will not be a formal alliance between the two parties. But we are looking to have some kind of understanding in the different constituencies at least in the KHADC,” UDP general secretary, Jemino Mawthoh told newsmen after special Central Executive Committee (CEC) here today.
He also informed that they have also constituted a sub-committee headed by UDP working president Paul Lyngdoh as the convener adding that the committee already had several deliberations on the seat sharing between the two parties.
Mawthoh, however, admitted that it is not easy for two political parties to work with each other since each political party has their own ideologies, principles and party organizations.
“We have been able to tie up with the HSPDP as partners in the MDA. We are working together for next year’s MDC elections. The understanding is only for KHADC and may be later we can even tie up for the JHADC,” UDP general secretary said.
Meanwhile, Mawthoh informed that they have also constituted the State Election Committee for the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.
It may be mentioned that the members in the State Election Committee include Party president, Dr Donkupar Roy, party general secretary Jemino Mawthoh, party vice president, Allantry F Dkhar, party MLAs and MDCs, district presidents and party top functionaries like Bindo Mathew Lanong, Smeera A Sangma, Pretty Kharpynroge, Banalari Khongwar among others.