Agatha Sangma offers to quit – NewsX



Agatha Sangma, who had campaigned for her father P A Sangma in the Presidential polls, today offered to quit as Minister of State for Rural Development. NCP sources said that Agatha met party chief Sharad Pawar ahead of a meeting of the party leaders and expressed her readiness to quit the Government. The talk in party circles was that Agatha could be facing trouble with the NCP leadership receiving complaints against her from party units in Chhattisgarh and Odisha that she campaigned for her father. While NCP backed UPA nominee Pranab Mukhrjee, Sangma was the BJP-backed opposition candidate for the top post. Reports had it that the Agatha issue was likely to come up before the NCP meeting.