Hill State People's Democratic Party


The Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) is a regional political party active in the state of Meghalaya, northeast India. Formed in 1968 as a split from the All Party Hill Leaders Conference by Hopingstone Lyngdoh, the HSPDP has had representatives in the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly since the Assembly's first elections in 1972. The HSPDP has been a junior member of coalition governments in Meghalaya on a number of occasions and following the 2018 election joined the National People's Party-led government of Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.

Hill State People's Democratic Party
PresidentHopingstone Lyngdoh
ECI StatusState Party
Meghalaya Democratic Alliance
Seats in Meghalaya Legislative Assembly
2 / 60
Election symbol
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The HSPDP is part of the North-East Regional Political Front, which consists of the regional northeastern parties supporting the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government.


Shri "Hoping Stone" Lyngdoh is the president of the HSPDP, one of three official political parties of the state of Meghalaya in India. He is the oldest serving representative member in Meghalaya and has never been defeated in Legislative Assembly election. In the initial period, the party as a whole championed the cause of the people which was rightly deserved by proposing a new statehood which dream come to reality in 1970, when Meghalaya gained semi-autonomous status. Then automatically, Meghalaya was formed by carving out two districts from the state of Assam: the United Khasi Hills and Jhada Hills, and the Garo Hills on 21 January 1972 after a fierce long struggle. People refer him as "Ma-Hoping" out of love and respect. Now he is the current MLA of Nongstoin Constituency. The party as a whole won 4 seat in legislative Assembly as of 2012.


  1. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 10.03.2014" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014.