, who had campaigned for her
father P A Sangma in the Presidential polls, today offered to quit as Minister of State for Rural Development.
NCP sources said that Agatha met party chief Sharad Pawar ahead of a meeting of the party leaders and expressed her readiness to quit the Government.
The talk in party circles was that Agatha
could be facing trouble with the NCP
leadership receiving complaints against her
from party units in Chhattisgarh and Odisha that she
campaigned for her
backed UPA nominee Pranab Mukhrjee, Sangma
was the BJP-backed opposition candidate for the top post.
Reports had it that the Agatha issue was likely to come up before the NCP meeting.
Agatha is a member of the Lok Sabha from Tura, a seat represented by her father several times.
Sangma, a founder member of the NCP, resigned from the party to contest the Presidential elections.
Immediately after he
intent to contest the election, Pawar had made it clear that there was no question of his
party going against the decision of the United Progressive Alliance
Agatha is said to have accompanied her father to Odisha to seek support for him from chief minister Naveen Patnaik.