ISBN 9789350291511,A Life In Politics

A Life In Politics



Harpercollins India Publishers Ltd.

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9789350291511

ISBN-10 9350291517

Hard Back

Number of Pages 536 Pages
Language (English)

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The book explores the political life of P.A. Sangma, former Speaker, Lok Sabha, former Union minister, former chief minister of Meghalaya and one of the most popular personalities in the Indian political scenario. It traces his rise from a small tribal village in Meghalaya to the highest echelons of Indian democracy, profiling his contributions to Indian politics and development, and his unrelenting fight for the protection of democratic institutions and the welfare of the common man. Almost all the important speeches of Sangma delivered in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha have been incorporated here, besides his rulings as the Speaker, Lok Sabha, the speeches delivered by him at national and international conferences and seminars, and his midnight speech in the Central Hall of Parliament on the golden jubilee of India's Independence. These speeches reflect the vision and the concern of the eminent parliamentarian for the development of the country and its citizens. About the Author Purno Agitok Sangma was born in 1947 in the West Garo Hills District of Meghalaya. He was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1977 and became the joint secretary of the All India Congress Committee in 1980, before he was inducted into the Union Cabinet. He has held various portfolios during his illustrious career as a parliamentarian. He also became the chief minister of Meghalaya in 1988. Following the general elections in 1996, he was unanimously elected the Speaker of the eleventh Lok Sabha, thus becoming the first member from the Opposition to hold the office of the Speaker.

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