Kolkata: Shortly after Congress-led UPA announced Pranab Mukherjee as its Presidential candidate, an unfazed Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today said her party remained firm on the candidature of APJ Abdul Kalam.
“We are firm on the candidature of Kalam. He is the fittest candidate. We are not shifting from our stand of what we have announced earlier,” Banerjee told PTI at the state secretariat.
“He is a man of high stature in India and most respected nationally and internationally,” she said.
On Samajwadi Party extending support to Pranab Mukherjee, Banerjee said she had no communication from the party. “They did not talk to me. How do we know if there is no talk?”
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