Meghalaya: Regional parties to finalize Common Minimum Programme by first week of February

Meghalaya: Regional parties to finalize Common Minimum Programme by first week of February

Shillong, Jan 21, 2018: The alliance of the regional parties in the State comprising of the United Democratic Party (UDP, Hills State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) and Garo National Council (GNC) are likely to finalise their Common Minimum Programme (CMP) by the first week of February.

“We are expected to finalise the CMP by the begining of next month. All the parties would have to meet to formulate the CMP of the alliance,” UDP senior working president, Bindo Mathew Lanong informed here on Sunday.

According to Lanong, the UDP is giving a final shape to the manifesto of the party adding that once they finalise the party manifesto, they would start the exercise to prepare the CMP.

“We are in touch with the HSPDP on this matter. I do not thing there will be major problem while preparing the CMP,” the UDP senior working president said.

Earlier, HSPDP president, Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit had said that the demand for the separate Khasi-Jaintia State is still among the core agenda of the party.

“As the party, we still stick with our demand for creation of the separate Khasi-Jaintia State. There is no question of backing out from this issue since this has been core agenda of the party for the past many decades,” the HSPDP president had stated

According to Basaiawmoit, the new leadership of the party will adopt a new approach to impress on this demand for creation of the separate Khasi-Jaintia State.

It may be recalled that former supremo of the HSPDP, late Hoping Stone Lyngdoh was the architect to this demand for creation of  separate State for the Khasi and Jaintia people. Late Lyngdoh had stated that the time has come to peacefully dissociate from Garo Hills and form a separate Khasi-Jaintia State. The former HSPDP supremo had also stated that even the Garos wants a separate State for the Garo people.

It may be mentioned United Democratic Party (UDP) president Dr Donkupar Roy had recently said that the party would back the demand of the Garo National Council (GNC) for creation of a separate Garo State.

With GNC being part and parcel of the regional parties alliance along with the UDP and HSPDP, Dr Roy had stated that the party has no problem to back this demand of the GNC.

By Our Correspondent | TNT News


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