Goa Assembly congratulates Pranab Mukherjee

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

Updated: Jul 23, 2012, 21:56 PM IST

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