Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pranab Mukherjee's Presidential nomination accepted

Rohit Dhyani:  Pranab Mukherjee's nomination for the upcoming Presidential polls has been accepted. He will contest against former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Sangma in the election on July 19.

Returning officer for the poll VK Agnihotri today rejected Team Sangma's claim that Mr Mukherjee be disqualified from the Presidential race as he allegedly held an office of profit as Chairman of the Indian Statistical Institute on the day that he filed his nomination papers.

Mr Mukherjee's election team had claimed that Mr Mukherjee had resigned from that position before he filed his nomination papers.