Sunday, May 25, 2008

Agatha Sangma


Agatha Sangma is a lawyer, an environmentalist, an amateur photographer and at 27, she is also India's youngest Member of Parliament. Agatha has just won the Tura Lok Sabha seat in a by-election after it was vacated by her father, former Lok Sabha speaker, Purno Sangma — also a nine-time winner from the constituency who is returning to state politics — even though the Opposition alleges Agatha is just riding her father's luck.
But Agatha ignores these jibes saying, "At the end of the day, even if I get a ticket from a national party or anywhere, it's the people who will elect me. I will not win with one vote or four votes from my family. I will win with the votes of the people of Garo Hills."
And a lot of voters — despite the criticism from the Opposition — have put their faith in Agatha.
They say she is a courageous girl and will do well. They also believe that she will fight for Garo Hills. This photograph was taken on the day of the byelection in Tura

20 comments:

purinder said...

i agatha . i congratulate you on your success as a MP. i hope u will will work for INDIA with full strength & best of your knowledge ( every person should try to increse knoledge)

all d best.
puru.

swathi said...

all the very best

Cherry said...

What ever they might say about her,,,, like she said.. she cant win by just one of 4 vote of her familymebers...


its already a realy good thing even for the north east that she had reached this far...

Varz said...

She is the youngest cabinet minister now, so its time to update it :-)

bikash said...

this is wahat india needs congratulate to u agatha for ur achievement now india will lead by young people......

bikash said...

we need young in india congratulate agatha 4 ur achievement.....

Achint Verma said...

it's really heartening to see young people representing as Member of Parliament.

Aravindan said...

Dear Agatha,
My best wishes and I hope you will be caring India and its youth to succeed. Rural development is the right choice to learn about India and serve the needy.

Focus on your own thaughts, but listen to others with concern and care.
At the end it must be fair to one and all.

Thank you Hon Minister.

B. Aravindakshan
Sree Narayana World Council, Inc
New York.
aravindan@aol.com

Gelek said...

Congratulation, for being the youngest MP to hold the position as a Minister of State of Rural Development in India
I have full faith that you will show and live up to the expectation of people. I also believe that you can change this country for better, strong and prosperous India.
Best wishes

vinay said...

Congratulations Agatha!!. Now that you have the required power in hand i hope you would contribute your best for the Rural development. I wish you live as an inspiration for the youth of this Country. Good Luck!

Maxwell Pereira said...

Congratulations Agatha on your success in the elections, and elevation to the position of a Union Minister. The Catholic Sabha Mangalore want your contact details so that they can contact you personally and felicitate you...
Wishing you a successful tenure in the service of the nation,
MP Kamath

prakash said...

i congratulate you on your success as a MP. i hope u will will work for Rural india with full strenth & best of your knowledge as a Rural development minister

seema said...

Heartiest Congratulations,Agatha.U have done ILS'ites proud.U were one batch senoir to me in college.Wish u all the very best for ur new job.

Best Wishes,
Seema Nazim

abraham said...

congratulations 2 u you 2 b the youngest member in loksabha.. fight 4 the poor.. wish you all the best

RAMASHANKAR said...

Hearty Congratulations Agatha,

Its really very motivating to see you in the cabinet of Dr.Manmohan Singh.

All the very best for your role and the great responsibilities that you would shoulder.

Regards,
Rama Shankar.

NALLA SRIDHAR said...

HI Agatha I wish you all the best, hope you serve the nation to the best of your abilities.

piyush said...

Dear Agatha, I see in you a hope for my India. I do not know much about you but have a firm belief that you are the person who can do something great. God bless you. Piyush

Raj said...

Congrats.
M concerned abt India's awareness about Global Warming. I m an Environment Engineer. I want to contribute to research on climate change for India. Would u help me in this regard.

Shashanka said...

This is shashanka shekhar goswami from guwahati As M.P. north east have got a new morning as Agatha. Congratulation. email sasankagoswami@yahoo.co.in

shashank said...

Wow..
i never knew she was an amateur photographer. I sure like her for representing the young brigade in the cabinet alongwith Rahul Gandhi and Sachin Pilot. i even featured her on one my blog as the "Personality of the week".
Have a look - http://www.shankee.com