No one can become president on his wish: Pranab
"It is decided by the party. Party nominates. No one can become president on his own wish," the finance minister told the media at his residence in Kolkata.
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Image: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is the frontrunner for the President's post
'Party to take a call on presidential candidate'
The Congress president's Political Advisor Ahmed Patel also had a meeting with Mukherjee at his North Block office on Friday.
Image: The Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi
Photographs: Courtesy: presidentofindia.nic.in
Sonia likely to make announcement on candidate by June 15
The Bahujan Samaj Party, another outside supporter, and UPA's second largest constituent Trinamool Congress, are not expected to oppose the UPA candidate.
Asked about Congress ally Trinamool Congress' decision to go it alone in next year's panchayat election in West Bengal, Mukherjee said, "It will be decided by the WBPCC. I have no comments to make."
Image: Finance Minister Mukherjee speaks with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh looks on during the CWC meeting at the parliament annexe in New Delhi