HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014


Pranab, gentleman politician with 5 decades of experience

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.

Pranab thanks Sonia, says she, PM will decide FM

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.

West Bengal exults at Pranab's candidature

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.

Ram Gopal cajoles cousin Mulayam for Pranab

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.

UPA's Presidential candidate Pranab hopes to win over 'sister' Mamata

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!

Congress hopes to get Mamata on board too

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.

Pranab versus who?

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: Pranabvideo | Minister, troubleshooter now Prez candidate

Congress steals Mamata’s thunder by naming Pranab

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.

Had faith in Mulayam: Pranab

Pranab Mukherjee saw his Presidential candidature as history repeating itself.

NDA may fall in line with UPA, back Mukherjee

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.

With not much support, will Kalam stay in race?

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam is highly unlikely to contest against finance minister Pranab Mukherjee.

BJD supports Sangma for Presidential candidate

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.
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