SHILLONG: After the debacle in the last Assembly elections in which the Hill State Peoples Democratic Party (HSPDP) managed to win only two seats, the party is presently busy strengthening and widening the activities of the party in the state, hence there has not been any discussion on the proposed common candidate for the 2019 MP election.
“The party is still busy with its work to strengthen and widening the activities of the party in the state and we are also preparing to celebrate the 50 years anniversary of HSPDP on 10 November later this year and right now we have not had any discussion to propose a common candidate for the MP election in 2019,” Acting president of the Hill State Peoples Democratic Party (HSPDP) K. Phlastingwell Pangniang told reporters here on Thursday.
He however informed that the party will soon hold a discussion on this matter and decide whether to field a candidate in the MP election.
“We have yet to decide on the common candidate of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) as we are currently reorganizing the party and strengthening it, however, this matter will be taken up by the party for discussion,” he said.
When asked, on the decision of the UDP to support the NPP concerning Tura seat for the MP election and Rajya Sabha while a UDP leader be the common candidate of the alliance from Shillong Lok Sabha seat, he said, “This is the decision of the UDP and we respect their decision, however, we don’t want to comment any further on this topic as the HSPDP has also yet to discuss on the matter concerning the MP election.”