Foreign Origin of Sonia 'an Issue of Past': Agatha Sangma


New Delhi, Jun 10: Days after her father and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Purno A. Sangma apologised to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for raising the issue of her foreign origin, Agatha Sangma, the youngest minister in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, Tuesday said the controversy was "an issue of the past".

"This is an issue of the past. We are working together in the UPA government. One must move on," Agatha Sangma, 28, told reporters while replying to a question related to the controversy over Gandhi's foreign nationality.

The senior Sangma had, along with Sharad Pawar and Tariq Anwar, parted ways with the Congress on Gandhi's foreign origin issue in 1999 and formed the NCP.

Sangma, a former Lok Sabha speaker, however, apologised to Gandhi June 5 for having raised the issue.

Agatha said: "I was there" when her father apologised to Gandhi.


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  • kulamarva balakrishna, vienna,austria-padubidri-india

    Thu, Jun 11 2009

    It is a joke.Mother Theresa begged world wide to feed Indian poor & sick.Annie Besant brought up many Indian kids beginning with J. Krishnamurthi. Foreigners and their cash were and are no issues here at all. Kulamarva Balakrishna

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  • Charles D''Mello, Pangala

    Wed, Jun 10 2009

    This shows greatness of Mr. Sonia Gandhi. If she has kept vengence against Sagma, Agatha would not have been to where she is today.

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