VP poll: Ansari telephones Mamata

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 20:42

Kolkata: UPA Vice-Presidential candidate Hamid Ansari on Tuesday called up Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, seeking her support a day before filing of nominations.

"He telephoned since there is filing of nominations tomorrow," Banerjee, the West Bengal Chief Minister said.

Though Banerjee earlier announced her party`s support for UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, she said on the Vice-Presidential poll, the Trinamool Congress would decide its stand later.
She also said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had requested her to support Ansari.
PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 20:42

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