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PA Sangma to launch National People's Party


August 23, 2012 - Shillong

Presidential candidate in the 2012 Indian presidential election PA Sangma will soon float a political party of his own. The National People's Party (NPP) will be launched in Meghalaya, according to an aide of Sangma.

Sangma was the speaker of the Lok Sabha from 1996 to 1998. He served as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya from 1988 to 1990. Sangma was also the co-founder of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). He was elected to the Lok Sabha for eight terms. Sangma secured 317,032 votes in the presidential election and lost to rival Pranab Mukherjee who secured 713,424 votes.

The National People's Party is likely to attract most of its members from Sangma's former party, the Nationalist Congress Party. The new party is likely to seek book as its symbol and will seek recognition from the Election Commission after its launch.

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