Shillong: United Democratic patry (UDP) today elected Bah Metbah Lyngdoh as the new party president. Lyngdoh will take on as the new president after the post was left vacant by the sudden demise of its former President late Dr Donkupar Roy.
Speaking to Media Persons Bah Metbah said “Its an honour that the party has elected me and it is my duty to perform and lead and strengthen the party.”
He added, “I appeal to all of you party members to extend your full support to enable me to lead the party forward. Let no misunderstanding persist if there is any we will clear it immediately. Let us follow the footsteps of late Dr Donkupar Roy”.
In relation to the fence crossing of some of the UDP members to the BJP he said, “ respect yourself by remaining loyal to the party UDP. Public keep their eyes on you and will judge you”. He further said, those who left the party did so out of their own will”
In relation to a decision to accept the challenge to contest the speaker post Lyngdoh said he already took into confidence all his party members.