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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....
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United Democratic Party News

Repolling in Meghalaya assembly bypoll ends smoothly

Posted On : Apr 15,2019,    10:54 pm
Shillong, April 15 (IANS) Repolling in Konarchar polling booth for the by-poll to Meghalaya's Selsella Assembly constituency went off smoothly on Monday, an election official said. View More..

Meghalaya bypoll: Re-polling in one booth on Monday

Posted On : Apr 13,2019,    10:52 pm
Shillong, April 13 (IANS) Re-polling will be held at the Konarchar polling station on Monday in the bypoll to Meghalaya's Selsella Assembly constituency, an election official said on Saturday. View More..

Voting peaceful in Meghalaya, turnout 67.03%

Posted On : Apr 11,2019,    10:50 pm
Shillong, April 11 (IANS) Out of the total 19,14,795 voters in the state, an estimated 67.03 per cent exercised their franchise on Thursday to elect the two new members to the Lok Sabha from Shillong and Tura parliamentary seats in Meghalaya. View More..

45% voter turnout in Meghalaya LS polls (2nd Lead)

Posted On : Apr 11,2019,    3:06 pm
Shillong, April 11 (IANS) Nearly 45 per cent of the total 19,14,795 electorate have cast their ballots in the first seven hours of polling for the two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya on Thursday, an election official said. View More..

MDA will win this election, says Meghalaya CM

Posted On : Apr 11,2019,    12:52 pm
Shillong, April 11 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday voiced confidence that candidates of the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) will win both the Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha seats. View More..

Nearly 21% voter turnout in 2 hours in Meghalaya

Posted On : Apr 11,2019,    11:16 am
Shillong, April 11 (IANS) Voting is underway in Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha constituencies in Meghalaya on Thursday amid reports of technical snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs). View More..

Voting underway for 2 Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya

Posted On : Apr 11,2019,    9:16 am
Shillong, April 11 (IANS) Voting for the two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya was underway on Thursday amid tight security, an official said. View More..

EC issues showcause notice to Meghalaya minister

Posted On : Apr 05,2019,    8:46 pm
Shillong, April 5 (IANS) The Election Commission has issued a showcause notice to Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister and BJP leader Alexander Hek for using a government vehicle while campaigning for his party candidate Sanbor Shullai, an official said on Friday. View More..

Meghalaya Congress leader Kharshiing resigns

Posted On : Apr 05,2019,    7:46 pm
Shillong, April 5 (IANS) The Congress in Meghalaya on Friday suffered a setback after its Vice President John Filmore Kharshiing resigned from the party ahead of the Lok Sabha election. View More..

Regional combine must take on national parties: Sangma

Posted On : Apr 02,2019,    9:18 pm
Shillong, April 2 (IANS) National People's Party (NPP) President Conrad Sangma on Tuesday stressed on the need for a regional parties' combine to take on national level political parties. View More..

Two Shillong LS seats candidates withdraw nominations

Posted On : Mar 28,2019,    11:18 pm
Shillong, March 28 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) candidate Justice Kharbasanti and Kennedy Khyriem, a substitute candidate for outgoing Congress MP Vincent Pala. on Thursday withdrew their nominations from the Shillong parliamentary seat, an election official said. View More..

EC withholds papers of 2 candidates from Shillong

Posted On : Mar 26,2019,    8:16 pm
Shillong, March 26 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday withheld nomination papers of two candidates from the Shillong Lok Sabha constituency in Meghalaya. View More..

19 nominees file papers in Meghalaya, Manipur

Posted On : Mar 25,2019,    9:10 pm
Shillong/Imphal, March 25 (IANS) Ninteen candidates on Monday filed their nominations in the two states of Meghalaya and Manipur for the first phase of seven-phased Lok Sabha elections on April 11. View More..

19 candidates file nominations in Meghalaya, Manipur

Posted On : Mar 25,2019,    8:52 pm
Shillong/Imphal, March 25 (IANS) Ninteen candidates on Monday filed their nominations in the two states of Meghalaya and Manipur for the first phase of seven-phased Lok Sabha elections on April 11. View More..

BJP to support Agatha Sangma in Meghalaya's Tura

Posted On : Mar 23,2019,    11:16 pm
Shillong, March 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is part of the ruling coalition in Meghalaya but had decided to fight the Lok Sabha polls by itself, on Saturday announced its support to National People's Party candidate Agatha Sangma in the Tura parliamentary constituency. View More..

Agatha Sangma, Pala file nominations in Meghalaya

Posted On : Mar 22,2019,    7:48 pm
Tura, March 22 (IANS) In a bid to return to Parliament after ten years, former Union Minister Agatha Sangma on Friday filed her nomination papers as a candidate of the National People's Party (NPP) for the Tura parliamentary seat in Meghalaya. View More..

Congress MP Pala files nomination in Shillong

Posted On : Mar 22,2019,    5:30 pm
Shillong, March 22 (IANS) Sitting Congress MP Vincent H. Pala on Friday filed his nomination papers for the Shillong parliamentary constituency, seeking a third straight term in the Lok Sabha. View More..

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..



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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