Sangma to launch his own political party today

New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma, who resigned from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to contest the presidential election against Pranab Mukherjee, will launch his National People's Party (NPP) at a function here on Saturday.

According to reports, Sangma's daughter Agatha, who is an NCP lawmaker, will not join her father's party as of now. Agatha, who was a Minister of State in the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre, lost her job after she campaigned for her father in the presidential polls. NCP is a constituent of the ruling UPA Government and Pranab Mukherjee was its candidate.

Sangma, who lost the Raisina Hill race to Pranab Mukherjee, was backed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar was upset with Sangma's decision to contest the presidential election held in July last year. (ANI)


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