Hill People's Union

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The Hill People's Union was a political party in the state of Meghalaya in India. It was founded in 1985.[1] The founders were 11 members from the All Party Hill Leaders Conference and Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) who joined together after the fall of the earlier short-lived coalition government formed by the two parties, which had won 31 seats in the 1983 Meghalaya Legislative Assembly elections.[2] It was once "one of the three major regional parties" in the state.[3] In the 1988 elections, under the leadership of Brington Buhai Lyngdoh, the party won 19 seats in the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.[1][4] In the 1993 elections it fell to eleven seats.[5] In 1997 its members joined with the HSPDP and the Public Demands Implementation Convention to form the United Democratic Party.[6]


  1. ^ a b Lewis, David S.; Sagar, Darren J. (1992). "Hill People's Union". Political Parties of Asia and the Pacific: A Reference Guide. Longman. p. 110. ISBN 9780582098114.
  2. ^ "Khongwir recollects a regional alliance that did not last". The Shillong Times. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  3. ^ "East of Eden". The Illustrated Weekly of India. Vol. 111, no. 1–12. 1992. p. 32. The three major regional parties in Meghalaya — the Hill People's Union, the Hill State People's Democratic Party and the Public Demands Implementation Convention — formed the Regional Democratic Front before the Lok Sabha elections and parliamentary elections in November 1989.
  4. ^ Menon, Ramesh (29 February 1988). "Rough time for minority Congress(I) ministry in Meghalaya". India Today Magazine. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  5. ^ Turner, Barry, ed. (2016). "Meghalaya". The Statesman's Yearbook, 1998–99. Springer. ISBN 9780230271272.
  6. ^ Warjri, Antarwell (2017). "Role of Regional Political Parties and Formation of the Coalition Governments in Meghalaya" (PDF). International Journal of Humanities & Social Science Studies. 3 (5): 210.
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