"We are firm on the candidature of Kalam. He is the fittest candidate. We are not shifting from our stand of what we have announced earlier," Banerjee told PTI at the state secretariat in Kolkata.
"He is a man of high stature in India and most respected nationally and internationally," she said.
On the Samajwadi Party extending support to Pranab Mukherjee, Banerjee said she had no communication from the party. "They did not talk to me. How do we know if there is no talk?"