FROM A REPORTER
SHILLONG, July 20: The United Democratic Party (UDP) on Wednesday expressed its gratitude towards the Nongkrem Hill State People Democratic Party (HSPDP) for accepting the ‘open debate’ challenge on five issues proposed by them.
Speaking to The Sentinel over phone, UPD candidate for the MDC by-elections from Nongkrem constituency, H S Shylla said, “We are happy that they have accepted the debate challenge and in this regard we will be sending a letter to the Synjuk ki Nongsynshar Shnong ka Khairim Mylliem Lum (SKNSKKML) tomorrow to organize the debate.”
On the claims made by Nongkrem HSPDP that Shylla will not be able to win the MDC by-elections after being rejected by the people for the past two elections, he said, “It depends upon the wisdom of the people of Nongkem constituency whether they elect me or not.”
On the allegations made by HSPDP in connection with the distribution of livestock (pigs) at Mawkynthih, Shylla stated that that he has already clarified the issue 8 years back and does not see the need to clarify it once again.