Agatha Sangma

  • A Billion Votes: Is ticket distribution controversy hurting the BJP? March 10, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party leaders have been trying to play down reports of trouble over ticket distribution in the party. Lalji Tandon, a key associate of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and sitting MP from Lucknow, has denied reports that he was asked to vacate his seat for party...
  • PA Sangma launches National People's Party January 6, 2013

    New Delhi: PA Sangma, who broke away with the NCP in 2012 to contest the presidential elections, though unsuccessfully, on Saturday launched National People's Party (NPP), and chosen a book as its symbol. Sangma has chosen to align his party with the BJPled National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Launching the NPP at...
  • Old resignation letter used, says miffed Agatha October 29, 2012

    Shillong: Former union minister of state for rural development Agatha K. Sangma of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Monday expressed her discontent with the manner in which she was "dropped" from the council of ministers, ahead of the Sunday reshuffle. On Saturday evening, a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhavan stated that...
  • President accepts resignations of seven ministers October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid talks of a newlook UPA Cabinet, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday accepted the resignations of seven Union ministers ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle, which will take place on Sunday. Resignations of as many as four senior and three junior ministers were accepted by the President. This came ahead...
  • NCPCong rift: Pawar may skip PM's dinner July 23, 2012

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to the stand off between the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress. The NCP leadership met in New Delhi on Monday and decided to skip the dinner being hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the honour of outgoing President Pratibha...
  • Conscience of the country will help me win: Sangma June 22, 2012

    Former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma is confident of winning the Presidential election despite UPA's Presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee emerging stronger with more support. Sangma, however, feels he will win with the help of conscience votes. Speaking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, Sangma said he had never lost any election...
  • Sangma is the nominee of communal forces: NCP June 21, 2012

    New Delhi: With the BJP supporting PA Sangma in the Presidential race, the NCP on Thursday regretted that he has become the nominee of "communal forces" in a contest in which UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee will have a "decisive victory". Party spokesman DP Tripathi said the development also showed the "bankruptcy"...
  • High hopes from Agatha, Northeast wants development May 30, 2009

    Garo Hills (Meghalaya): It was a happy moment for Meghalaya as Indias youngest minister Agatha Sangma, daughter of NCP leader PA Sangma, was swornin on Thursday as the Minister of State for Rural Development. But with the Sangma political baton passed to the youngest family member, people are keeping high...
  • Photogallery: Family reunion at oathtaking May 29, 2009

    It was a change of generation but continuity of the family name. ...
  • Youngest minister wins smiles May 28, 2009

    New Delhi: She went slow and fumbled twice, but the entire hall at Rashtrapati Bhavan erupted in applause and smiles as Agatha Sangma, the youngest minister in the Manmohan Singh government, took oath on Thursday. Wearing a traditional stole and sarong in beige and white, 28yearold Sangma folded her hands into...
  • I'm young but am ready to be a part of the Govt: Agatha Sangma May 28, 2009

    Agatha Sangma, the new entrant in the council of ministers, promises to serve the nation. CNNIBN spoke to her. ...
  • Rock the vote: Meet India's youngest MP April 9, 2009

    She is just 27 years old, but Agatha Sangma is already a political force to reckon with in Meghalaya, she also happens to be India's youngest Member of Parliament. CNNIBN joins this YUVA NETA in her campaign trail in her home turf of Tura. ...
  • Exspeaker's daughter is youngest Indian MP May 26, 2008

    Tura District (Meghayala): Agatha Sangma is a lawyer, an environmentalist, an amateur photographer and at 27 years of age, she is also India's youngest Member of Parliament. Agatha has just won the Tura Lok Sabha seat in a byelection after it was vacated by her father, former Lok Sabha speaker, Purno...