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Pranab Mukherjee`s son to join politics

Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee`s son Abhijit Mukherjee on Monday quit his job from Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) to join politics and contest the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections.



Suri (WB): Union Finance Minister Pranab
Mukherjee`s son Abhijit Mukherjee on Monday quit his job from Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) to join politics and contest the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections.

Sources in Congress party said the SAIL board has
accepted Abhijit`s resignation and he would be released in a
couple of days.

The 48-year-old was working as General Manager
(Corporate Social Responsibility) in SAIL`s corporate office
in New Delhi.

Abhijit is most likely to contest on a Congress ticket
from Nalhati seat in the family`s ancestral district of
Birbhum.

Words were doing the rounds that Abhijit will follow
his father`s path of joining politics after he was seen
actively participating in public programmes in Birbhum
district, party sources said.

He will start poll campaign on Thursday, they said.
Left Front ally Forward Bloc won Nalhati seat in the
last Assembly polls in 2006. The Congress has done well in
panchayat and Lok Sabha elections.

PTI

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