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'Relaxed' Pranab awaiting presidential poll results

IANS  New Delhi, July 22, 2012
First Published: 12:41 IST(22/7/2012) | Last Updated: 12:51 IST(22/7/2012)

UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee had a breakfast of milk and fruits and was relaxed and "eagerly awaiting the outcome" of the vote counting, an aide said on Sunday.

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“He is relaxed. He is eagerly awaiting the results and confident of winning,“ a close aide of Mukherjee told IANS.

“Mukherjee read the newspapers in the morning and went for a walk at 6 am. He also prayed, which he usually does,” the aide added. 

Mukherjee, who is pitted against opposition-backed PA Sangma, is all set to win.

Many senior leaders from Maharashtra and Rajasthan, including chief minister Ashok Gehlot had come to meet Mukherjee in the morning at his house - No. 13, Talkatora Road. 

With his win a foregone conclusion, Congress workers were carrying boxes of sweets into his home for distribution after the results are announced.

“He loves all kinds of Bengali sweets,” the aide said.


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