Pranab Mukherjee to meet Thackeray in Mumbai
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee will call on Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray at his residence in Mumbai today evening, a party official said.mumbai Updated: Jul 13, 2012 11:38 IST
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.
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.