Former MLA floats new political party; calls it “message of hope”

Former HSPDP legislator Ardent Miller Basaïawmoit forms new regional party – Voice of the People Party (VPP).


Former Nongkrem legislator Ardent Miller Basaïawmoit on Tuesday announced his decision to float a new regional party called the Voice of the People Party (VPP) to bring a political change in the state. 

Basaïawmoit, also former president of the Hill State People Democratic Party, was also elected as president of the ad hoc body.

Previously, he had also served as the chief executive member of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council. 

"As concerned citizens of the state, we cannot sit idle and turn a blind eye to what we witness and hear about the present situation in the state. As you are aware, the state is going to complete 50 years of its existence in 2022... However, it is sad to see that the state is going down in every aspect", Basaïawmoit told the press.

"In view of the present state of affairs in the state, the absence of a strong political will and the failure of the existing political parties to live up to the expectations of the people, we have decided to float a new regional political party, namely, Voice of the People Party..." he announced.

Basaïawmoit also appealed to the people to be part of this effort to bring about a change in politics and give new governance a chance.

"We can assure the people of Meghalaya that a vote for us is a vote for a real and complete change; a vote for a clean and good governance; a vote for a strong and decisive leadership; a vote for peace and security; a vote for an all-round and inclusive development, and, last but not the least, a vote for unity", he asserted.

He called VPP a "message of hope" and promised not to waste this opportunity.

The VPP's ad hoc body also includes Dr Kara H. Shen as vice president, Dr Ricky A.J. Syngkon as general secretary, Dr Batskhem Myrboh assistant general secretary cum spokesperson, Dr Peter Daniel S. Kharïong as finance secretary, Winston Tony Lyngdoh as organising secretary and Rocky Marak as organising secretary in-charge of Garo Hills.

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