Shillong: Working president of the United Democratic Party (UDP) and former legislator from West Shillong, Paul Lyngdoh today expressed confidence that the party will cross the halfway mark to lead the new government in Meghalaya.
After filing his nomination, Lyngdoh told reporters that the question of an alliance at this stage does not at all arise.
“If we are to admit or we are to calculate in terms of an alliance today then what is the point of putting up 40 candidates. Are you saying we put up 40 candidates and we say we are not working hard to win 32 plus among the 40? Therefore, the question of an alliance at this stage does not at all arise because we are trying to win all the 40 seats, if not 40 at least 31 plus,” he said.
He then appealed to the electorate to elect the UDP and give it a massive mandate so that the question of having alliances will not arise.