Shillong: United Democratic Party (UDP) working president Paul Lyngdoh acceded that the election campaign for its nominee for the Shillong parliamentary seat has not been intense. Jemino Mawthoh of the UDP is the common candidate of the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA), sans the BJP which has fielded its own candidate for the seat.
Paul Lyngdoh told The Sentinel on Saturday, “We have not been lacklustre but it’s the late decision to choose a candidate that made us suffer in our campaigning.”
“We could not organized ourselves and certain things are bound to falter”, opined the UDP leader even as further added that the enthusiasm of the leaders and the public has diminished after consecutive elections right from the 2018 elections, the bypolls, the district council elections and the upcoming MP elections.
Asked on how will the UDP woo the non-tribal voters when it is banking on the tribal card, Paul Lyngdoh was not hesitant in saying that non-indigenous voters goes with the national parties. “The UDP along with its regional alliance partner are trying hard to consolidate its vote bank in the pockets with marginal favours”, Paul Lyngdoh said.
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