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Sangma sets up Presidential poll management committee

Filed nomination papers supported by BJP, AIADMK, SAD, BJD, AGP on June 28, will launch his campaign from Tura in Meghalaya

Opposition-backed Presidential candidate P A has set up an election management committee comprising of MPs from parties supporting him to assist him in his campaign for the July 19 poll.

While the ten-member committee will be co-chaired by former Congress leader Arvind Netam and AIADMK's M Thambidurai, Janata Party President Subramanium Swamy will be his "personal advisor".

The former Lok Sabha Speaker, who filed his nomination papers supported by BJP, AIADMK, SAD, BJD and AGP on June 28, will launch his campaign from Tura in Meghalaya.

BJP has already assigned S S Ahluwalia and Ananth Kumar to assist Sangma in his campaign. While Ahluwalia is his spokesperson, Kumar is his advisor in the committee.

Others in the panel include B Mahtab (BJD), who is his election agent, Naresh Gujral (SAD), former Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga (Mizo National Front), Deepak Kumaqr Das (AGP), former CM Donkupar Roy and Independent MP K L Meena from Rajasthan.

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