HYDERABAD(C.M. Paul) — The Andhra Pradesh Federation of Churches (APFC) proposes candidature of Sri P.A. Sangma for the post of the President of India. Former Chief Minister of Meghalaya and Union Minister several times, Sri Sangma proved world class parliamentarian as the Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
“Sri P.A. Sangma is the best candidate now available for us to fulfill this task,” says the APFC Press release.
First, Sri Sangma belongs to the Tribal community, and no Tribal / Adivasi was given the post of the President of India so far.
Second, He hails from the North East of India, which is not given proper representation in the Government of India and so feels alienated.
Third, he is a Christian by religion; though the members of other Minority communities like the Muslims and Sikhs were given the post of the President not Christians. It is the turn of a Christian now.
Fourth, he possesses all other qualifications required for the post. He is a scholar in law and practiced as advocate.
APFC is a state level apex body and an umbrella organization of the mainline Churches of various Christian Denominations represented by the Bishops / Heads of Churches in A.P. It is an ecumenical fellowship of the Churches and Dioceses of the Catholic, Church of South India (CSI), Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Mennonite, Salvation Army, Seventh Day Adventist, Assemblies of God, Pentecostal /Evangelical Churche sand other Christian Denominations.
The press release is put out by president of AP Bishops’ Council and General Secy of APFC Bishop Gali Bali of Guntur.