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Jyoti Basu hails Pratibha Patil's candidature

kolkata Updated: Jun 15, 2007 16:07 IST
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Veteran CPI (M) leader Jyoti Basu on Friday hailed the selection of Rajasthan Governor Pratibha Patil as the UPA-Left candidate for the presidential election.

"This is a wonderful choice. We could not imagine that such a wonderful thing could happen," Basu said when reporters sought his reaction on the possibility of the country getting its first woman president.

The nonagenarian leader was speaking to reporters after attending a meeting of the party's state secretariat in Kolkata.