Pawar meets Sonia, assures support to any UPA candidate
As Trinamool Congress stunned Congress over Presidential poll, NCP leader Sharad Pawar today met Sonia Gandhi and assured her of support to any candidate that UPA puts forth.delhi Updated: Jun 14, 2012 18:52 IST
As Trinamool Congress stunned Congress over Presidential poll, NCP leader Sharad Pawar on Thursday met Sonia Gandhi and assured her of support to any candidate that UPA puts forth.
"I told her (Gandhi) that whoever UPA nominates, we will support," Pawar told reporters after his 30-minute meeting with the Congress chief to discuss the issue of Presidential election.
Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee stunned Congress on Wednesday by disclosing the names under UPA's consideration -- finance minister Pranab Mukherjee and vice president Hamid Ansari.
She then teamed up with Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav to float the names of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former president APJ Abdul Kalam and former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee.
First Published: Jun 14, 2012 18:48 IST