Pranab campaigns in AP, fire breaks out at venue
UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee today met ruling Congress MPs, MLAs and MLCs as part of his campaign for the July 19 Presidential election. He met the Congress legislators and the Union ministers at Jubilee Hall in Hyderabad. Pawan Bansal predicts a one-sided contestUpdated: Jul 01, 2012 20:34 IST
UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday met ruling Congress MPs, MLAs and MLCs as part of his campaign for the July 19 Presidential election.
Mukherjee, who arrived in Hyderabad from Chennai on Sunday morning, met the Congress legislators and the Union ministers at Jubilee Hall in Hyderabad.
In a brief interaction with media after the meeting, 77-year-old Mukherjee expressed gratitude to all parties who have extended their support to his candidature.
In an oblique reference to Trinamool Congress, he said he had also appealed to those parties that are undecided on whom to support in the Presidential election, to support him.
To a query on BJP, BJD and AIADMK-backed nominee PA Sangma's remark regarding his prospects to get elected to the highest constitutional post, the former finance minister said, "I don't know, I don't believe in miracles".
Meanwhile, a fire broke out at the Jubilee Hall, the venue of the meeting, shortly after Mukherjee and other leaders, including chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, had left the venue.
The blaze was doused by fire tenders that were rushed to the spot.
Calling DMK a "stable partner" of UPA, Mukherjee had yesterday launched his campaign from Tamil Nadu.