Prez polls: Pranab says he is ready to talk to Mamata

Kolkata: UPA Presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee today said he will talk to Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee to seek support for his candidature when she is ready to talk to him.

"I am ready to talk to her as and when she is ready to talk to me," Mukherjee, whose candidature has been opposed by the West Bengal Chief Minister, told reporters here. Mukherjee said since his candidature for the Presidential
poll was announced by the UPA, he had expressed the desire to get the support of all the partners in the ruling alliance.

Pranab Mukherjee said that he is willing to talk to Mamata when she is ready for it.

"I understand they (Trinamool) have not yet taken a decision and that they will take a decision at an appropriate time," said Mukherjee, who is in Kolkata to camapign for the July 19 election.

He said he has been visiting state capitals to thank leaders and members of all the parties who have extended support to him.

Mukherjee said all the UPA partners, except one, have endorsed his candidature and he has also received support from the SP, BSP, RJD, CPI(M), Forward Bloc, JD(U), Shiv Sena and some regional parties.


Updated Date: Jul 09, 2012 13:48 PM

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