- Jun 15, 2012 16:53 IST
Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee will be the UPA's presidential candidate, said alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi today in Delhi. Soon after the announcement, SP and BSP declared their support for Pranab. Pranab Mukherjee said, he's deeply honoured for being nominated as presidential candidate . Pranab, gentleman politician with 5 decades of experience | Doing the math | President dada!
- Jun 15, 2012 17:13 IST
Although the quintessential number two in the Congress-led government, Pranab Mukherjee is a man of unparalleled experience who has the rare distinction of having served at different times as foreign, defence and finance ministers.
- Jun 15, 2012 18:57 IST
Finance minister and the government's most reliable troubleshooter, Pranab Mukherjee today said he's deeply honoured by his nomination for the President's post, and requested all political parties for support.
- Jun 15, 2012 19:05 IST
Having missed the bus 17 years ago when Jyoti Basu could not become the prime minister following objections form his own party, West Bengal Friday hailed the nomination of another son of the soil, Pranab Mukherjee, as candidate for the nation's presidency.
- Jun 15, 2012 19:47 IST
Political prudence of Ram Gopal Yadav prevailed over the views of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday as the party officially announced its support for United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee.
- Jun 15, 2012 20:22 IST
UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee today sought the support of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee in the July 19 elections describing her as his sister. The 77-year-old veteran Congress leader was named by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at a meeting of the leaders of the Congress and the alliance partners.Pranab, gentleman politician with 5 decades of experience | Doing the math | President dada!
- Jun 15, 2012 21:33 IST
Shortly after Congress-led UPA announced Pranab Mukherjee as its Presidential candidate, an unfazed Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today said her party remained firm on the candidature of APJ Abdul Kalam.
- Jun 15, 2012 23:46 IST
Unfazed by the isolation after Congress-led UPA named Pranab Mukherjee as its Presidential nominee, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today said her party remained firm on the candidature of APJ Abdul Kalam and said "the game has just begun".
- Jun 16, 2012 00:40 IST
After holding the UPA to ransom for more than three years since its inception, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee finally got the jolt from the Congress. HT reports. Kalam is our candidate: Mamata
- Jun 16, 2012 00:51 IST
The official announcement confirming finance minister Pranab Mukherjee as the UPA’s presidential candidate finally came on Friday, immediately drawing support from different political parties. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi and Saubhadra Chatterji report. I accept the offer with humility: Pranab | Minister, troubleshooter now Prez candidate
- Jun 16, 2012 01:49 ISTBeyond the news
In a clear attempt to retrieve the situation after being completely outwitted by its ally, the Trinamool Congress, the Congress seems finally determined to take its opponents head on.
- Jun 16, 2012 02:01 IST
Pranab Mukherjee saw his Presidential candidature as history repeating itself.
- Jun 16, 2012 02:04 IST
The BJP-led NDA may join in to support Pranab Mukherjee as the next President. Top BJP leaders may find it difficult to resist the appeals made by PM Manmohan Singh, UPA chief Sonia Gandhi and Mukherjee himself.
- Jun 16, 2012 02:07 IST
Former President APJ Abdul Kalam is highly unlikely to contest against finance minister Pranab Mukherjee.
- Jun 16, 2012 14:18 IST
The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) said today that it would support PA Sangma in the Presidential race. Party leader Arjun Sethi said that the decision was taken at a meeting held with BJD chief and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.