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Meghalaya’s VPP gets EC recognition as state party

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SHILLONG, May 2 (PTI): The Voice of the People Party (VPP), which has four MLAs in the Meghalaya Assembly, has got recognition as a state party, a senior official of the Election Commission said.

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The recognition was based on a review of the VPP’s poll performance in the recently concluded assembly election, he said.

“I am directed to state that on the basis of a review of poll performance, the Commission vide its letter dated April 10, 2023, granted recognition to the Voice of the People Party as a state party in Meghalaya under the provisions of the Election Symbols (Reservation & Allotment) Order, 1968,” EC under secretary Manish Kumar said on Monday.

As requested, a reserved symbol of the winnower (a device used for separating chaff from the grain) was allotted, he said.

A notification in this regard will be issued in due course, Kumar added.

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VPP president Ardent Basaiawmoit welcomed the decision, saying, “We are happy with the EC recognition, and we will keep on working for welfare of the people of the state.”

 

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