Prez poll: Pranab to meet Thackeray in Mumbai today

Mumbai: United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee will call on Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray at his residence here Friday evening, a party official said.

He will be accompanied by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and other top state Congress leaders, besides Sena leaders.

Pranab Mukherjee had earlier phoned Thackeray to thank him for the Shiv Sena's support. AP

Mukherjee will be here Friday on a daylong visit to campaign for his candidature for the country's top post.

He will also meet leaders of all state political parties supporting him and express his gratitude at a function in Nariman Point in south Mumbai in the evening.

The Shiv Sena had announced its support to Mukherjee's candidature in the 'national interest', a decision that upset its state alliance partner Bharatiya Janata Party and other National Democratic Alliance members.

Mukherjee had earlier phoned Thackeray to thank him for the Shiv Sena's support.

IANS


Updated Date: Jul 13, 2012 11:33 AM

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