Sangma works his way to the top.
Sangma was a lecturer, a lawyer and a journalist before he joined politics. He started his political life as a small-time Congress party worker. However, in 1974, he became the General Secretary of the Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC). In 1975, he was appointed the General Secretary of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) and held that post till 1980.
Sangma entered the national political scene in 1977 when the country was preparing for the sixth general elections.
Sangma was not only associated with politics but had has close association with various social and educational institutions. He went on to become the Editor of a Meghalaya daily Chandambeni Kalrang. Additionally, he edited two volumes of the book India in ILO.
The General Elections of 1998 once again brought Sangma to the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament). He is regarded as one of the most articulate and dignified speakers in the Opposition benches, carefully listened to by all with utmost attention.
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