Members of the youth wing of the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) will visit New Delhi to push forth with their demand for creation of a Khasi-Jaiñtia state.
Youth Wing president, Sandondor Ryntathiang said at a press conference today that they will leave for New Delhi from December 14-16 and meet with authorities especially the government representatives to push with the demand.
“We have been seeing in the press and in the social media platforms that reservation policy is one of the subjects that are much debated upon. We have seen how the allocation of jobs in various government posts is unfair and so the only way to give good governance to the indigenous Khasi-Jaiñtia people is by getting a state of our own,” he said.
The party had recently enrolled as a permanent member of the National Federation of New States (NFNS), which is a pan-India body representing regions demanding separate and smaller states, to push forward the demand to bifurcate Meghalaya into separate Khasi-Jaintia and Garo states.
Ryntathiang said the party’s demand for a separate state will be done without any protests or violence in the streets, but with complete mutual understanding with the people of Garo Hills.
“With mutual understanding we will join hands together with our brothers and sisters from Garo Hills because they also want a state of their own. We also want a state of our own and this will be done in a constitutional way,” he maintained.
Meanwhile he informed that the online registration of the HSPDP youth has crossed 5000 and claimed that this is an indication that the youth are frustrated with other political parties and are turning back to the oldest regional party.
He further informed that the party will also handover the newly constructed house to the beneficiary a family whose house was completely destroyed by a storm on December 20 and declaration of declaration of the results for winner of the essay competition on the need to have a separate state on December 5.