Lok Sabha adjourned till March 8 after paying tribute to PA Sangma

NEW DELHI: Lower house of Indian parliament Lok Sabha adjourned till March 8 after paying tribute to PA Sangma as it mentioned that former Lok sabha speaker Purno Agitok Sangma has died in New Delhi.

Purno Agitok Sangma was born on 1 September 1947 in village Chapathi in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya to Dipchon Ch. Marak and Smt. Chimri A. Sangma was an Indian politician who was Speaker of Lok Sabha from 1996 to 1998 and Chief Minister of Meghalaya from 1988 to 1990. He was a co-founder of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and remained a member of the Lok Sabha for eight terms, i.e. 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Lok Sabha. Currently he represents the Tura (ST) constituency in the West Garo Hills district in the sixteenth Lok Sabha.He was also the member of Mamata Banerjee’s AITMC/TMC. He also founded National People’s Party on 6 January 2013 with Book as its National symbol.

Government Positions held by Purno Agitok Sangma

1974 – Vice President of Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress
1975 – The General Secretary of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee
1977 – Member of Parliament, Tura constituency
1980 – Joint Secretary of the All India Congress Committee
1980 – Deputy Minister in charge of Industry
1982 – Deputy Minister, Ministry of Commerce
1984 – Re-elected, Member of Parliament, Tura constituency
1984 – Minister of State holding charge of Commerce and Supply
1984 – Minister of State for Home Affairs
1986 – Minister of State for Labour with Independent Charge
1988 – Member, Meghalaya Legislative Assembly
1988 – Chief Minister of Meghalaya
1990 – Leader of Opposition, Meghalaya Legislative Assembly
1991 – Re-elected, Member of Parliament, Tura constituency
1991-93 – Union Minister of State, Coal (Independent Charge)
1993-95 – Union Minister of State, Labour (Independent Charge)
February–September 1995 – Union Minister of State, Labour
1995-96 – Union Cabinet Minister of Information and Broadcasting
1996 – Re-elected, Member of Parliament, Tura constituency
1996-98 – Speaker of Lok Sabha -Chairman, (i) Business Advisory Committee; (ii) Rules Committee; (iii) General Purposes Committee; (iv) Standing Committee of the Conference of Presiding Officers of the Legislative Bodies in India; and (v) Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies;
President, (i) Indian Parliamentary Group, (ii) National Group of Inter-Parliamentary Union; and (iii) India Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

1998 – Re-elected, Member of Parliament, Tura constituency
1998 – Member, Committee on External Affairs and its Sub-Committee-I
1998 – Vice-President, Indian Institute of Public Administration
1998 – Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
1999 – Re-elected, Member of Parliament, Tura constituency
1999 – Member, Committee on Labour and Welfare
2000 – Member, National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution
2002 – Member, Committee on External Affairs
2003 – Member, Committee on Home Affairs
2004 – Re-elected, Member of Parliament, Tura constituency
2004 – Member, Committee on External Affairs, Member, Committee on Private Members Bills and Resolutions, Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
2006 – Re-elected to Lok Sabha as N.C.P. candidate on 23.2.2006, Tura constituency
2008 – Member, Meghalaya Legislative Assembly