UDP chief's fate hangs in balance
Shillong, Feb 18: The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the United Democratic Party (UDP)has entrusted responsibility on the 30 member nomition committee to decide who will lead the party in the forthcoming polls. The decision was taken in an urgent CEC meeting held in Shillong on Thursday amidst speculations that a section of the members are already disillusioned with the Donkupar Roy as the resident.
Even as there were talks that B.M Lanong and Paul Lyngdoh should take over the reins of the party, the UDP general secretary A.F Dkhar said, “There were no talks related to the removal of Dr Don Kupar Roy. We have constituted the nomition committee that will propose the mes before the general council scheduled on February 27”.
The UDP President and current leader of the opposition Dr Don Kupar Roy , however, stated, “It is good that more people are in the race (to lead the UDP). It shows that they are willing to take up the responsibility.”
Dr Roy said these reporters on the sidelines of the emergent meeting of Central Executive Committee of UDP.
According to Dr Roy, the UDP is like a football team and the members in the party can take up any role assigned to them. The UDP leader said that the captain may change but its composition stays the same.
Dr Roy has been for ten years in service as the party president and his position is under threat in view of the aggressive voice on his stand against the Congress led Government in the state.
Thirty members including the presidents of the districts, frontal organisations and six senior leaders will define Roy’s faie and the UDP leadership by March 1.