Ardent not to withdraw indefinite hunger strike till Govt constitutes an expert committee to review job reservation policy

The opposition Voice of the People Party (VPP) has decided not to withdraw the indefinite hunger strike by its president Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit till the state government constitutes an expert committee for reviewing the job reservation policy.


The decision was taken after the VPP had attended a meeting called by the Ampareen Lyngdoh-led committee of all political parties to discuss the issue of job reservation policy at the Main Secretariat on Wednesday.


Addressing the crowd of supporters, Basaiawmoit said, “We are happy that we are able to convince the government on the need to review the job reservation policy. The committee has taken the decision to write to the state government to constitute an expert committee to review the reservation policy.”


The VPP chief said, “Until we get an official communication that the government will constitute the expert committee to review the job reservation policy, I will not withdraw my indefinite hunger strike.”


This is because the party is not willing to accept the decision of the committee without an official notification on the matter, he said.


“Therefore, the state government should immediately send the official notification constituting the expert committee if it wants us to call off this agitation,” Basaiawmoit said.


The VPP president also urged the people to ensure this revolution grows from strength to strength till the job reservation is reviewed.

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