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Pranab Mukherjee to meet Thackeray in Mumbai

IANS  Mumbai, July 13, 2012
First Published: 11:35 IST(13/7/2012) | Last Updated: 11:38 IST(13/7/2012)

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

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

Mukherjee will be in Mumbai today 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 Sena chief to thank him for the Shiv Sena's support.

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