Goa Assembly congratulates Pranab Mukherjee

Last Updated: Monday, July 23, 2012 - 21:56

Panaji: Goa Legislative Assembly on Monday congratulated President-elect Pranab Mukherjee on his victory.

"Mukherjee is a seasoned politician with long experience of Delhi politics," said Speaker Rajendra Arlekar, while declaring that the motion congratulating Mukherjee had been passed unanimously.

India will step into a new era under Mukherjee`s guidance, he said.

Leader of Opposition Pratapsingh Rane (Congress), who tabled the motion, said Mukherjee was the right person for President`s office, which is a position of responsibility.

BJP MLA Vishnu Surya Wagh claimed that there was a cross-voting in Goa from Congress in favour of the opposition-backed candidate P A Sangma.

"The cross-voting should be a concern for Congress," he said, while supporting the motion.

Several other legislators including former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, Mauvin Godinho, Ramakrishna Dhavalikar and Vishwajit Rane spoke on the motion.

PTI



First Published: Monday, July 23, 2012 - 21:56

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