Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yaday, who had pledged his support to UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee, today almost voted for opposition candidate PA Sangma but realised his mistake and rectified it. All set for Prez poll
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On Tuesday, not only the recent chill in the Trinamool -UPA relationship came to an end, but another cold war-between Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee finally thawed.
Opposition-backed candidate P.A. Sangma today said he was expecting a "miracle" in his favour in the presidential election.
Opposition-backed candidate PA Sangma arrived in Patna today seeking support in the July 19 Presidential election.
UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said a large number of non-UPA parties have extended support to him and this reflects a broad consensus on his candidature for the top Constitutional post.
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.
A day before the July 19 Presidential poll, Congress president Sonia Gandhi will host a lunch for the MPs of UPA and supporting parties to facilitate greater interaction with all MPs of the ruling alliance as also supporting parties ahead of the voting.
As Congress intensified efforts for a consensus candidate for the Vice-President's post, CPI(M) today said it is in favour of a person who does not belong to Congress.
Responding for the first time to rival PA Sangma's repeated salvos since campaign for presidential elections have begun, UPA's presidential candidate Pranab Mukerjee today said the Rashrapati Bhavan was not a dumping yard for failed ministers. Priya Ranjan Sahu reports.
Opposition backed Presidential candidate PA Sangma today said that presidential election were not held on party lines and every body has a right to vote according to their conscience.
Presidential candidate PA Sangma, who is being backed by the BJP among other parties, today renewed his attack on UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee and said he was responsible for the economic mess in the country.
Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Nitish Kumar is likely to back Hamid Ansari for a second term as Vice-President if the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) declares his candidature, party leaders here said.
Hours after UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee said he was ready to talk to Mamata Banerjee when she is prepared to do so, Trinamool Congress on Monday said Mukherjee should have ascertained that by telephoning Banerjee herself.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Monday it would field its own candidate for the post of Vice-President and would not support the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominee.