Prez polls: NCP pulls up Agatha to campaign for father

NCP has pulled up union minister and party leader Agatha Sangma for actively canvassing for her father PA Sangma`s candidature in the presidential election, to be held on July 19.

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2012, 00:41 AM IST

New Delhi: NCP has pulled up union minister and party leader Agatha Sangma for actively canvassing for her father PA Sangma`s candidature in the presidential election, to be held on July 19.

A senior NCP leader said it was noticed that Agatha, who is a party MP from Tura in Meghalaya and Union Minister of State for Rural Development had accompanied her father and former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma to Bhubhaneswar after his candidature was announced by BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

"She has been told not to campaign for Sangma as she is an union minister and an NCP MP," the leader said.
NCP has already declared that it cannot propose Sangma`s name as a presidential candidate as it does not have the requisite number. The party has announced its support for the UPA candidate.

PTI