Politics: NZ's first immigration political party launched

- to focus on assaults on migrants

Roshan Nauhria, a successful Kiwi-Indian businessman, who in the past has donated to political parties across spectrum and is also the member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, has recently launched the first political party in the country dedicated to immigrants.

To be called New Zealand People's Party, the new outfit has put law and order issues of Indian and Asian communities as their main focus in the next year's general elections.

But before that, the Party intends to fight the byelection in Mount Roskill, which may happen if the current MP from that constituency Labour's Phil Goff is elected as the Auckland Mayor in October.

Nauhria in his interview to various media outlets after announcing his Party expressed hopes of securing at least 10 percent of votes next year, and informed of his intentions of coming up with policies to benefit international students,migrants and refugees coming to elections. “We want to crack down on crimes including assaults and exploitation of migrants and international students,” he was quoted as saying.