Sangma to challenge Pranab election in court
Former PA Sangma will file a petition against Pranab Mukherjee's election as President. Sangma alleged that Mukherjee held an office of profit while filing his nomination.He has also accused the UPA of giving aid to UP in return for votes.
Meanwhile, the ruling Congress in Meghalaya has said Sangma’s decision to float a national party, exclusively for tribal communities, could affect the state. "Charity begins at home....No brain drain is necessary when he could contribute so much to state politics," Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee President and former Chief Minister DD Lapang said.
The comments came as Sangma, who is projecting himself as a tribal leader of the country, had categorically ruled out any possibility of his joining state politics and wishing to float a national party for tribals.
Asked whether Congress is relieved to know that the former chief minister is not contesting elections in the state, Lapang said "with him (Sangma) or without him, the Congress is having an advantage in the coming elections.”
On the idea of a national party for the tribals, he said, "I am very happy to belong to the Indian National Congress, a party which has given such a huge platform for leaders belonging to all sections of people across the country irrespective of caste, creed and communities.”
- Asian Tribune -