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Mukherjee excellent Presidential candidate: Maneka

Last Updated: Monday, June 18, 2012 - 21:35

New Delhi: Batting for Pranab Mukherjee as President, BJP leader Maneka Gandhi Monday met him and later described him as an "excellent candidate" for the post and made a strong pitch for a consensus on him.

"Pranab Mukherjee is an excellent candidate," Gandhi, a former Union Minister, told reporters after a meeting with the Finance Minister and UPA`s nominee for the July 19 Presidential elections.
She said the election of the President should be by consensus.

BJP is yet to decide its stand on Mukherjee`s candidature and an influential section in the party favours a contest in the Presidential elections.

Last week, Gandhi had said the country needed a President like Mukherjee.

"He is a seasoned politician....I know him for the past 30 years. We need such a president, who will work," she had said about Mukherjee at Badaun.


First Published: Monday, June 18, 2012 - 21:35

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