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Updated: June 16, 2012 17:17 IST

NCP will take action if Sangma contests Presidential polls

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Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A Sangma during his visit to Missionaries of Charity in Secunderabad. Mr. Sangma is not backed by his own NCP in the Presidential race.
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Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A Sangma during his visit to Missionaries of Charity in Secunderabad. Mr. Sangma is not backed by his own NCP in the Presidential race.

The Nationalist Congress Party on Saturday indicated that it would take action against P.A. Sangma if he persisted with his proposal to contest the Presidential election.

“We will react if he pursues with his candidature”, senior NCP leader and Union Minister Praful Patel told PTI when asked what action was being contemplated by the party against the former Lok Sabha Speaker.

Maintaining that the party’s line was to support UPA’s nominee Pranab Mukherjee for the top constitutional post “unconditionally”, Mr. Patel said, “the NCP’s stated position is that we do not subscribe to his (Mr. Sangma’s) candidature. We will react only if he files his nomination.”

“Let me make it very clear that Mr. Sangma does not enjoy support of the NCP. We wish that he does not contest...I don’t think he should defy the party’s direction or the line of thinking”, Mr. Patel said.

“In this case, the party’s direction and the line is are to support Pranab Mukherjee unconditionally”, he said.

Mr. Sangma is insisting on contesting, saying that he has the support of two Chief Ministers – Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. “I am in the fray as a tribal candidate, not as an NCP candidate”, he had said earlier.

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In past we gave chances to religious minorities& dalit their due.Now why not to a tribal, not only because a he is a tribal but as he has also proved himself an able speaker of the parliament & good central minister too. At present, Pranab is the only individual with talent fit enough to occupy the chair of prime minister & lead the country at this movement of instability & economic recession. Will the policy makers & the people at the helm of affairs,consider the matter.

from:  palanisamy
Posted on: Jun 16, 2012 at 21:16 IST

Well since Fukushima is going to kill us all in the next five years, it is NO WONDER that everyone is desperate to be famous or prominent or A SOMEBODY for the last time possible for on Planet EARTH for this wave of human kind. With many of these unpredictable deadly and dangerous nuclear power plants to be installed everywhere in India, one can't use the term "this wave of intelligent life".

from:  angela alvares
Posted on: Jun 16, 2012 at 18:13 IST

let him at-least do the candidature process and the other support.. loss or win will be decided later. why do NCP always create fuss about petty issues. if Sangma decides to file the nomination what harm is in it? let him do the procedure, the result is still in the hands of the parties who vl vote..

from:  seema
Posted on: Jun 16, 2012 at 16:40 IST
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