Pa Sangma

  • Meghalaya witnesses 10 per cent voting till 9 am 09-04-2014 08:20 AM

    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...
  • NPP seeks votes for Garoland cause 27-03-2014 09:50 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: PA Sangma announces NPP's support to NDA 07-03-2014 07:31 PM

    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 08-02-2014 09:28 PM

    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's like Vajpayee minus secular credentials: Sangma 25-06-2013 05:04 PM

    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...
  • SC reserves order on Sangma's plea against Pranab 21-11-2012 08:40 PM

    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 21-11-2012 02:48 AM

    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 01-11-2012 09:07 AM

    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 31-10-2012 09:50 AM

    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...
  • The Presidential polls: Electing gamblers, yearning for visionaries

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