Shillong, Mar 26: The United Democratic Party (UDP) president, Metbah Lyngdoh on Friday said that the party leaders did what they felt needed to be done, while demanding the stripping of the Power portfolio from James K. Sangma.
Lyngdoh also said that the perceived miscommunication between the party leaders and the UDP legislators was because they could not meet in ‘one place’ when the decision was taken.
Cabinet Minister and UDP legislator Lahkmen Rymbui had earlier said that he did not have information of the party demanding the stripping of the Power portfolio from Sangma.
It may be mentioned that Lyngdoh himself was in Delhi when, UDP general secretary, Jemino Mawthoh shot off the letter to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma demanding the removal of Sangma from the Power department.
“We discussed the matter internally and it (misunderstanding) has been sorted out,” the UDP president told reporters.
Lyngdoh had convened a meeting which was attended by Mawthoh, senior member of the party Bindo M. Lanong, Member of District Council Paul Lyngdoh and vice-president Alantry Franklin Dkhar where the leaders reiterated the removal of Sangma from the Power department.
The UDP president informed that he will meet the Chief Minister to discuss the matter but before that he will again convene a meeting of the UDP legislators and other party members.