Pa Sangma

  • Northeast need development for peace, says VK Singh September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The northeast region needs development to bring about peace, Minister Of Development Of North Eastern Region, VK Singh said on Saturday. "Northeast region is full of natural resources... development starts everything and if it does not exist, everything will fall. This region needs development which can bring peace,"...
  • Meghalaya murder: Union government steps in, demands report June 4, 2014

    The Union Home Ministry has sought a report from the state government in the murder and rape case of a 35-year-old woman by militants from the Garo National Liberation Army in remote South Garo Hills in Meghalaya. They terrorist group allegedly entered her house, locked up her husband and five...
  • Kamal Nath front-runner for Leader of Opposition May 23, 2014

    Senior-most Congress MP Kamal Nath is expected to be nominated as Leader of Opposition, party sources said on Friday. Kamal Nath is the "front-runner" for the post, the sources said. "Going by seniority, Kamal Nath is number one (choice for the position)," a senior Congress MP said. However, he added that other...
  • Former Pawar aide Sangma declares support to Modi's PM bid May 12, 2014

    Ahead of Lok Sabha poll verdict on May 16, former NCP leader PA Sangma on Monday met Narendra Modi and declared support of the North East Regional Political Front led by him to the BJP prime ministerial nominee. Sangma, former Speaker of Lok Sabha, along with his daughter and MP Agatha...
  • Meghalaya witnesses 10 per cent voting till 9 am April 9, 2014

    Shillong: Meghalaya witnessed ten per cent of the voters exercising their franchise till 9 am for the two Lok Sabha constituencies where polling began this morning. Defying a 12-hour bandh called by a banned separatist group in the Khasi Jaintia Hills region, voters turned out more in urban areas compared to...
  • NPP seeks votes for Garoland cause March 27, 2014

    National People's Party president PA Sangma on Thursday revived the party's demand for a separate state for the Garo tribals in Meghalaya and asked electorate to vote for the cause. "I seek your vote for Garoland. I will lead the fight and ensure that Garoland is created," Sangma, who is pitted...
  • LS polls: PA Sangma announces NPP's support to NDA March 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In a boost to the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the party has got another ally on board. Former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma on Friday announced the National People's Party's support to the National Democratic Allaince. The announcement came after BJP President Rajnath...
  • JDU hits out at Modi for his 'desperation' to become PM February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Janata Dal United President Sharad Yadav on Saturday ridiculed Narendra Modi for what he said was his "desperation" to become Prime Minister and advised him to take the oath of office from PA Sangma, whom BJP had fielded as its contestant for the 2012 Presidential elections. "If he (Modi)...
  • Modi's like Vajpayee minus secular credentials: Sangma June 25, 2013

    Nagpur: Former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma on Tuesday drew comparisons between Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying that the BJP strongman is a good administrator but lacks secular credentials unlike the former prime minister. "Modi has tremendous capacities and will power to transform. He is a...
  • Mani Shankar Aiyar calls Narendra Modi a scorpion March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The war of words between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party hit a new low on Sunday as senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar referred to Narendra Modi as a scorpion and a snake after the Gujarat Chief Minister called equated the Congress party with termites. Aiyar...
  • Meghalaya elections: Shaky start for PA Sangma's NPP March 2, 2013

    Shillong: Purno Agitok Sangma's new found political avataar as the head of the National People's Party has had a shaky start at the Meghalaya polls. With only two seats in his kitty, this is an unimaginable result for the state's grand old politician. Adding insult to injury was Opposition leader...
  • 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 BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Launching the NPP at...
  • PA Sangma to launch his own party on January 5 January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: PA Sangma, who broke ranks with the NCP to fight Presidential election against Pranab Mukherjee, will launch his own party on January 5. Sangma's National People's Party (NPP) will be formally launched at a function in the capital. His daughter Agatha, an NCP MP, may not join the...
  • SC rejects Sangma's plea on Pranab's election as President December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma's petition challenging Pranab Mukherjee's election as the President of India. The apex court said that Sangma's petition was not maintainable. The Supreme Court had on November 21 reserved its verdict for December 5 as to whether the...
  • SC reserves order on Sangma's plea against Pranab November 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict for December 5 as to whether the plea of former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma, challenging the election of Pranab Mukherjee as President, deserves a "regular hearing" or not. "Arguments concluded. We shall pass the order on December 5," a...
  • Did not hold office of profit, Pranab tells SC November 21, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that at the time of filing his nomination papers for the President's post he was not holding any office of profit. He said that the moment he resigned as the Finance Minister he ceased to be the leader of...
  • SC to hear Sangma's plea against Pranab's election November 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) will be hearing former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma's petition challenging President Pranab Mukherjee's predential bid on Thursday. Sangma has claimed that Pranab's election violated rules as he held an office of profit at the time of filing his nomination. Pranab has filed an...
  • Sangma's plea against me ill-conceived: President to SC October 31, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court in response to a petition, filed by his opponent in the presidential election PA Sangma, challenging his appointment. Describing the petition as "ill-conceived and baseless", Mukherjee told the Supreme Court that at the time of filing his...
  • NCP Meghalaya unit merges with Sangma's NPP August 24, 2012

    Shillong: The NCP in Meghalaya on Friday merged with National People's Party (NPP), a newly-formed outfit formed by PA Sangma. Sangma, who had resigned from NCP as its General Secretary and unsuccessfully contested the Presidential poll against Pranab Mukherjee last month, would be NPP's president. Altogether 13 out of 14 NCP...
  • Sangma to launch a new political party on Friday August 23, 2012

    Shillong: Almost a month after his loss against President Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential elections, former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader PA Sangma is slated to launch a new political party on Friday. Sangma's party will be called the National People's Party and as many as 13 NCP MLAs are likely...
  • Sangma moves SC against President Pranab August 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma on Tuesday challenged Pranab Mukherjee's election as the President of India by filing a petition in the Supreme Court. Sangma, who was backed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and some of its allies along with the chief ministers of Odisha and...
  • Sangma to file election petition against Pranab August 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma will file an election petition in the Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging the election of Pranab Mukherjee as President. "Sangma will be filing the election petition before the Supreme Court on Tuesday against Pranab Mukherjee challenging his election as President of India," Satya...
  • PA Sangma to float a national political party soon August 13, 2012

    Ranchi: PA Sangma, who resigned from the NCP in the run up to the presidential poll, on Sunday said he will float a national party in the next few days, but would not intervene in the political future of his daughter and Union Minister Agatha. "Some tribal leaders are there...
  • President poll: Sangma to move SC against Pranab August 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma has decided to file an election petition against Pranab Mukherjee's nomination in the presidential poll. Sangma will next week approach the Supreme Court asking that the presidential elections be declared null and void. Sangma has alleged that Mukherjee held an office of profit...
  • Hopeful of support from Patnaik, Jaya: Jaswant July 30, 2012

    The Opposition NDA's candidate for the Vice Presidential election, Jaswant Singh, has hinted that the ruling UPA government may misuse its position to get votes for its nominee, incumbent Hamid Ansari. While speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, the veteran BJP leader said that he was "adult enough to know...
  • I know India's political reality: Jaswant Singh July 29, 2012

    The Opposition NDA's candidate for the Vice Presidential election, Jaswant Singh, has hinted that the ruling UPA government may misuse its position to get votes for its nominee, incumbent Hamid Ansari. While speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, the veteran BJP leader said that he was "adult enough to know...
  • Sangma's review petition will be his own: BJP July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday dissociated itself from any move by PA Sangma to challenge Pranab Mukherjee's election as the President in the Supreme Court, saying such a decision would be in his personal capacity. The party said it has already welcomed Mukherjee as the 13th President of the country...
  • Pranab should have been elected unanimously: BSY July 23, 2012

    Bangalore: Rubbing salt into the wounds of BJP, smarting from cross-voting by some of its MLAs in the Presidential poll, party strongman BS Yeddyurappa on Monday said Pranab Mukherjee should have been elected unanimously and consensus eluded due to lack of foresight and divergent views. His statement in the Karnataka Legislative...
  • 'Pranab's win belongs to him alone' July 23, 2012

    Pranab Mukherjee won the Presidential election on Sunday, defeating PA Sangma by a huge margin. ...
  • UPA hails Pranab win, says Sangma a sore loser July 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee won the Presidential election on Sunday, defeating PA Sangma by a huge margin. Pranab bagged 69 per cent of the votes, while Sangma got 31 per cent. Even as Pranab thanked the country and his supporters, Sangma sulked and went on to accuse the UPA of...