Former president Kalam on Monday formally issued a statement that after studying "the totality of the matter", he decided not to contest the presidential election.
"Kalam was never interested in contesting. In fact, Mamata was more interested in having Kalam as the presidential candidate. Now after losing the political battle she has decided not to speak, but only write her comments on Facebook," he said.
Choudhury said the people of Bengal will give a befitting reply to Banerjee for opposing the candidature of Mukherjee - the first Bengali since Independence - for the top post.
"Now Didi is crying after her loss of face as also after losing the political battle. And the Left Front is laughing," he said.