Congress is silent while al­lies root for Mukher­jee

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APRIL 23 Sharad Pawar ( NCP) “The ( pres­i­den­tial) can­di­date should not be non- po­lit­i­cal . Whether it is Pranab Mukher­jee or ( Vice- Pres­i­dent) Hamid An­sari, there should be a con­sen­sus on the name.”

MAY3 Mu­layam Singh Ya­dav ( SP) “The next pres­i­dent should be po­lit­i­cal.” MAY5 M. Karunanidhi ( DMK) “If he ( Pranab) is the can­di­date of the UPA coali­tion, DMK will not hes­i­tate to back his can­di­da­ture.”

MAY7 Ajit Singh ( RLD) “The fact is that Mukher­jee de­serves this post. There are no two ways about it. Ev­ery­one is in favour of it.”

Si­taram Yechury ( CPI- M) “The Left had pro­posed An­sari’s name in 2007. Mukher­jee’s name had also come up that time. If a con­sen­sus is built, we will have no ob­jec­tion to both these names. It is to be seen on which names there is more con­sen­sus.”

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