Peoples Party of Arunachal, a regional political party in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. It was founded in September 1979 by Bakin Pertin and Tomo Riba as president of the party. Currently, Kamen Ringu is the Chairman of the party. They were in power in Arunachal until all of their MLAs defected back to Indian National Congress.Peoples’ Party of Arunachal has a very clear and candid conception of regional development through regional planning in the framework of Indian constitution. The idea of regional political parties emerged as an alternative to the attempt of national political parties and frees its people from Bondage of High Commandism. This idea was carried on by All Leaders’ Conference on 10th April 1977 at Pasighat.
Formed in 1977, PPA was shortly in power in 1979 under the leadership of former Chief Minister Tomo Riba. Since 1978, it has had a steady presence in the Legislative assembly winning five seats during the last elections in 2014. However, all the five MLAs left the party to join INC.PPA CWC chairman Kameng Ringu who was present during the press meet, welcomed the MLAs to the party fold and termed their decision as a “turning point” for the history of the state.
On 16 September 2016, 43 MLAs from the ruling party, under the CM Pema Khandu, left Indian National Congress to join People's Party of Arunachal party, in alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party. Though Pema Khandu is still the Chief minister, it is soon expected that either a coalition government will be formed with BJP as the speaker of assembly has also changed sides with the CM, or that the Indian Government will dissolve the state assembly for a fresh general elections.However, in order to fulfil the dream of founding members of PPA, on August 22nd 2007, tnis party has been reorganized at Rajiv Gandhi University. Rono Hills. Shri Kamen Ringu, Shri Tamar Kano and Or. Ashen Riddi played leading role in reorganizing the party.
Headquarters: P.O. Naharlagun-791110 Arunachal Pradesh