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United Democratic Party

The United Democratic Party is a regional political party and has mass presence in Meghalaya state, India.

The party is working under the leadership of Donkupar Roy. Election symbol of UDP is drum. The UDP's prime philosophy is Regionalism and Populism.

The party attempts to restore the magnificence of the formation years of the state of Meghalaya, when people lived in peace, affluence and hope....

United Democratic Party News

Former forest service officer in fray from Shillong

Posted On : Mar 19,2019,    10:58 pm
Shillong, March 19 (IANS) Former Indian Forest Service officer T.H.S. Bonny on Tuesday filed his nomination papers from the Shillong Lok Sabha seat as a candidate of Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM). View More..

BJP-led NEDA is 'loose association': Meghalaya Speaker

Posted On : Mar 13,2019,    9:18 pm
Shillong, March 13 (IANS) Describing the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) as a "loose association", Meghalaya Assembly Speaker and United Democratic Party (UDP) Chief, Donkupar Roy, on Wednesday said that NEDA has nothing to do with the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the region. View More..

Congress' Mukul Sangma, Pala to contest from Meghalaya

Posted On : Mar 13,2019,    7:38 pm
Shillong, March 13 (IANS) A screening committee of the Congress on Wednesday vetted the names of former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and Union Minister Vincent H. Pala as the party candidates from two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya, a Congress official said. View More..

Election Commission transfers Shillong poll officer

Posted On : Mar 13,2019,    12:14 am
Shillong, March 13 (IANS) Ahead of the first phase Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday transferred two Meghalaya officials, including Returning Officer for Shillong parliamentary seat, Matsiewdor War Nongbri and replaced her with Abhishek Bhagotia, an official said. View More..

Meghalaya ruling alliance to jointly fight LS poll, BJP opts out

Posted On : Mar 11,2019,    11:56 pm
Shillong, March 11 (IANS) Meghalaya's ruling alliance on Monday announced it would jointly field former Union minister Agatha K. Sangma from the Tura Lok Sabha seat and United Democratic Party's Jemino Mawthoh from the Shillong constituency. View More..

Meghalaya parties welcome single-phase Lok Sabha elections

Posted On : Mar 10,2019,    10:50 pm
Shillong, March 10 (IANS) Political parties in Meghalaya, here on Sunday, welcomed the announcement of single-phase election to the two Lok Sabha seats - Shillong and Tura - on April 11, and said they expect a free and fair poll. View More..

UDP demands BJP's ouster from ruling Meghalaya coalition

Posted On : Feb 25,2019,    10:40 pm
Shillong, Feb 25 (IANS) The United Democratic Party, a key partner in the National People's Party-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government, here on Monday demanded ouster of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the coalition following controversies and violence over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. View More..

Meghalaya's UDP cuts ties with BJP-led NEDA

Posted On : Feb 20,2019,    3:06 pm
Shillong, Feb 20 (IANS) The United Democratic Party (UDP), Meghalaya's main regional political party, on Wednesday announced that it has snapped ties with the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) over the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. View More..

Meghalaya Congress women workers demand scrapping of Citizenship Bill

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    6:20 pm
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Congress women workers in Meghalaya on Wednesday took out a protest march demanding the scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed in the Lok Sabha. View More..

Meghalaya CM to meet Modi, Rajnath Singh on Citizenship Bill

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    2:30 pm
Shillong, Jan 15 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said on Tuesday that he has sought an appointment to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016. View More..

Protests against Citizenship Bill in Meghalaya

Posted On : Jan 11,2019,    6:18 pm
Shillong, Jan 11 (IANS) Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill got louder in Meghalaya on Friday with three pressure groups burning the effigies of the NDA government and the legislation. View More..

BJP-backed Meghalaya government opposes Citizenship Bill

Posted On : Jan 08,2019,    1:32 am
Shillong, Jan 8 (IANS) The BJP-backed Conrad Sangma government in Meghalaya on Monday said that it will stick to its stand to oppose the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that aims to give citizenship to illegal migrants of six religious minority groups from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. View More..

Meghalaya Assembly wants Khasi, Garo in Constitution

Posted On : Sep 27,2018,    6:52 pm
Shillong, Sep 27 (IANS) The Meghalaya Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution urging the Central government to include Khasi and Garo languages in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution. View More..

Meghalaya CM quits Lok Sabha

Posted On : Sep 04,2018,    2:22 pm
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Tuesday resigned from the Lok Sabha after being elected to the Meghalaya Assembly on August 27. View More..

Meghalaya CM wins by-election, defeats Congress

Posted On : Aug 27,2018,    1:40 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), Aug 27 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister and National Peoples Party (NPP) candidate Conrad Sangma on Monday won the by-election from the South Tura Assembly constituency by a huge margin. View More..

Meghalaya CM wins by-election, defeats Congress

Posted On : Aug 27,2018,    1:12 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), Aug 27 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister and National Peoples Party (NPP) candidate Conrad Sangma on Monday won the by-election from the South Tura Assembly constituency by a huge margin. View More..

Voting ends in Meghalaya, CM confident of victory

Posted On : Aug 23,2018,    8:42 pm
Shillong, Aug 23 (IANS) Voting ended peacefully on Thursday in the Assembly by-elections in South Tura and Ranikor in Meghalaya, with National People's Party (NPP) candidate Conrad Sangma saying he was confident of winning and retaining his Chief Minstership. View More..

Twin bypolls in Meghalaya on Thursday, CM's fate to be decided

Posted On : Aug 22,2018,    7:00 pm
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) The stage is set for Thursday's twin assembly by-elections to South Tura and Ranikor in Meghalaya with four companies of Central armed forces being deployed in both the constituencies. View More..

Allies urge Meghalaya government to check influx of illegal migrants

Posted On : Aug 09,2018,    10:24 pm
Shillong, Aug 9 (IANS) The Meghalaya government's coalition partners on Thursday urged it to take steps to prevent influx of illegal Bangladeshi migrants, excluded from the draft NRC in Assam, into the eastern state. View More..

Congress to contest Meghalaya by-polls, BJP opts out

Posted On : Aug 02,2018,    8:38 pm
Shillong, Aug 2 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday announced its candidates for the two Meghalaya assembly by-elections from South Tura and Ranikor to be held on August 23. View More..

About United Democratic Party

   United Democratic Party History

United Democratic Party Party a regional political party in India and it had supremacy in the state of Goa, which is a Christian-dominated state. The MGP got huge backing from the Christian residents of Goa. This party had dissimilar ideologies from United Goans Party, which were oldest parties in the state of Goa. The United Democratic Party was evolved after freedom from Portuguese colonization of Goa in 1961. After Goa achieved independence in 1961, the United Democratic Party Party took charge in the state, ruling Goa from 1963 when the first Assembly elections to the state were held, till 1979 when it was expelled due to some imperfections. The party operates on a Centre political position. The election symbol of this political party is Lion. The party has more dominance among non-Brahmin Hindus. This group makes huge number and poor section of the Goan society, and was particularly disadvantaged during Portuguese rule in Goa. It held on to power in spite of being affected by some defections, defeating the other contenders for power, mainly the United Goans Party and afterwards the Congress party.

The United Democratic Party is a regional political party and has mass presence in Meghalaya state, India. The party is working under the leadership of Donkupar Roy. Election symbol of UDP is drum. The UDP's prime philosophy is Regionalism and Populism. The party attempts to restore the magnificence of the formation years of the state of Meghalaya, when people lived in peace, affluence and hope.

It was initiated by E. K. Mawlong in 1997. The United Democratic Party was established when the three regional parties in the state, namely The Hill State People's Democratic Party, the Hill People Union and The Public Demand Implementation Convention joined together to develop single political association, the United Democratic Party. The UDP has no member of parliament either in the Lok Sabha or in the Rajya Sabha. The party was not able to grab any seat in the Lower House of Parliament in the 2009 general elections. At present, the UDP is the third-largest political party in Meghalaya, after the ruling Indian National Congress and the second largest political party, the Nationalist Congress Party.

The United Democratic Party has mission of service to all through impartial distribution of public resources and opportunities, underpinned by good economic policies that make certain financial strength, sustainable growth, and huge development of physical and social infrastructure. The major objectives of the party are to protect the rights, justice, liberties and progress of the tribal group and for their growth according to their status.

Party is committed to expand the State for the development and benefit of the people and justice to all as assured by the Constitution of India. Party's aim is to extend its services for quick accomplishment of Universal Education and thorough advanced learning in contemporary technologies and skills of the tribal people, in particular, and of the State, in general and finally party provide safety and protect the identity of the tribal people. Party's major mission is to protect and enhance the environment and to preserve the forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife. UDP has aim to make certain the territorial uprightness of Meghalaya and re-establish the State to the equitable areas and those nearby areas mainly occupied by the tribal people and ethnically related to Meghalaya. Party strongly promotes character, probity, transparency, accountability, discipline and fairness in the conduct of public affairs.

Prominent leaders of The United Democratic Party: Dean Barrow is the Prime leader and chief of the United Democratic Party. He has represented the UDP in the Queens Square Electoral Division since 1984, winning six consecutive general elections. Gaspar Vega, is the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment. He is also the representative for the Orange Walk North Electoral Division. Patrick Faber is the Minister of Education and Youth, and also serves as the UDP's National Party Chairperson.

Party has got political success in diverse arena. Party has made noteworthy improvements in health care including no maternal deaths in 2011. It worked hard to reduce Mortgage interest rates from 14% to 8% and there is considerable increase in vegetable production through investment in irrigation and greenhouses. UDP has implemented the Reform Agenda by legislation the recall mechanism for chosen officials and facilitate prosecution under an unjust enrichment law.

Party has done major enhancement in National Emergency Response, provide relief to thousands of residents and worked in major agricultural sectors following major weather disturbances. The YPF, Youths Progressing for the Future of the United Democratic Party has main objective to notify, educate and promote youths to join the UDP for betterment of people and to support the party for triumph in all elections. The YPF has reputable associations in each constituency committee all over the country. This is mainly established to enhance the party, recognizing the talent of leaders and developing leaders to make the party strong and vivacious.

The UDP has key role in demanding the Governor's interference to maintain the law-and-order issues in the Congress-ruled government in Meghalaya. Political social disturbances are increased in the state and the Congress government does not take initiative to shield populace of state. Therefore the UDP has demanded instant Governor Intervention to stop massacre in state and reinstate peace and harmony.

News reports indicated that Party has released manifesto in February 2014 to set up village courts in the Khasi and Jaintia Hills region of the State to improve the administration and justice for the people, besides fighting corruption and promoting peace. The party will make every effort to improve the delivery of justice in the different courts of the council. The UDP is contesting 29 seats in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council and 18 seats out of 29 in the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council.

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