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UDP anticipates major change in Shillong LS seat


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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, May 4: The United Democratic Party (UDP) is certain that a major change will take place in Shillong parliamentary seat, while the prestigious Tura seat could go either way.
“As far as our calculation goes, the major difficulty in assessing correctly is the fact that the Shillong parliamentary seat consists of 36 constituencies spread across various districts, and a majority of voters are silent voters,” said UDP Working President and Cabinet Minister, Paul Lyngdoh.
However, he added, “But certainly, there will be a major change likely to take place, and whoever makes it to the Lok Sabha from the Shillong Parliamentary seat, my wish is that he or she is able to take the agenda of Meghalaya forward at the national level.”
“It could be anybody’s game,” he further added.
Regarding the Tura seat, he stated, “Whatever inputs I have received, having shared throughout and also having conversed with a few friends, it is going to be touch and go. It could go either way.”
For the Shillong seat, the UDP and HSPDP, operating under the Regional Democratic Alliance, have nominated former president of HYC, Robertjune Kharjahrin.
The VPP had boasted about securing a comfortable win in the Shillong seat with a margin of over 1 lakh votes. The VPP’s confidence seems to stem from the alleged growing conviction in the NPP, Congress, and RDA camps about the VPP posing the biggest threat to their Lok Sabha aspirations in Shillong.
The ruling National People’s Party (NPP) has admitted that it faced a tough challenge from the Congress in the Tura seat but felt it will still win the seat, albeit by a small margin of votes.
However, the party refrained from claiming victory in the Shillong seat, saying that it put up a good fight.


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