UDP leader Jemino Mawthoh has expressed confidence that the May 10 election to the Sohiong seat will go to the UDP.
Speaking to Highland Post Mawthoh said that the UDP has a very strong chance to win the Sohiong seat and the preparation is in full swing.
“This time we will do much better as we have seen the love and response of the people when we declared Synshar Lyngdoh Thabah, nephew of (L) HDR Lyngdoh as the party candidate,” he said.
The election to the Sohiong seat was delayed due to the death of United Democratic Party (UDP) candidate HDR Lyngdoh a few days before the polls. Lyngdoh was a former cabinet minister under the last Congress government but quit to join the UDP before the election.
Mawthoh recalled the former minister and said he was “a tall figure of his constituency” and this factor will play an important role for the UDP in the upcoming election.
About the district council election next year, he said that the UDP is one of the biggest and oldest regional parties in the state and it did quite well in the just concluded state election 2023.
The UDP general secretary is not certain what the future unfolds. “We have seen how BJP rose from two to hundreds at the national level and we never expected the Congress party to disintegrate. All political parties whether national or regional go through ups and downs and the UDP rose from 6 to 11 seats this time and no one can say that the UDP is down,” he maintained.
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