External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is contesting the polls from Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency in Jangipur, has said this could be his last election as he was getting old.
"I am getting old. May be this is the last election, I am contesting. You will judge me on the basis of my work," the 74-year-old senior Congress leader said, while electioneering in his constituency on Thursday.
Apparently moved by his words, a Congress worker caught hold of Mukherjee's hands as he was getting down from the rostrum and started weeping.
Mukherjee, who travelled extensively in the Suti assembly segment on Thursday, drove through the dusty roads of the villages of Lalgola in an open jeep with hundreds of villagers lining up to have a glimpse of him. Some threw flower petals on him.
The Congress strategist, having a political career of more than four decades, reminded party workers about the strong organisational strength of the CPI(M) and advised them to work hard.
Criticising the former UPA ally, he said "the Left Front had made promises one after another, but did not implement them."