Pranab’s as Prez: I feel proud, says daughter

Minutes after Pranab Mukherjee’s name was announced as UPA’s presidential candidate, his daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee expressed happiness at the development.

Last Updated: Jun 15, 2012, 17:46 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Minutes after Pranab Mukherjee’s name was announced as UPA’s presidential candidate, his daughter Sharmistha expressed happiness at the development.

“…any daughter would be proud. I hope he emerges as the consensus candidate,” she told a news channel.

Sharmistha is a well-known exponent of the classical dance form Kathak.

Pranab son Abhijit Mukherjee, who is also the chairman of West Bengal Industrial Development Finance Corporation, thanked the UPA for naming Pranab as their presidential candidate.

“I am grateful to UPA chairperson, congress high command and all other constituents of the UPA for naming Shri Pranab Mukherjee as their Presidential candidate.”