Shillong, November 14, 2017: The United Democratic Party (UDP) has expressed confidence that it would emerge as the single largest party after the upcoming 2018 Assembly elections in the State.
“We are confident that we will emerge as the single largest party after the elections,” UDP working president, Paul Lyngdoh told newsmen here on Tuesday.
While terming the three political parties- NPP, PDF and NCP- as splinter groups, he said that all the three political parties have emerged from the Congress.
“They are like the break-away faction of the Mukul Sangma group,” Lyngdoh stated.
He further stated that the party does not see any threat from other political parties since ‘they will all diminish after the elections’.
The UDP working president also said that the party trump card in this election will be the ‘potential dark horses” candidates even though the other political parties will depend on the top leaders of the party to win the election.
On the UDP-HSPDP alliance, he said that the two parties have come together for the first time since the early 80’s.
“We have decided to work together with a definite mission,” he said.