SHILLONG, Sept 4 - United Democratic Party (UDP) leader and State minister Metbah Lyngdoh was today nominated as the consensus candidate of the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) for the post of Speaker of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and attended by all members of the coalition alliance here this evening, UDP leaders said.
Metbah is presently the minister in-charge of Tourism and Water Resources. The decision was also in line with the stand of the UDP that the Speaker’s post should remain with the party.
UDP president and Assembly Speaker Donkupar Roy died on July 28. – PTI