Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee resigns to contest President poll
FM Pranab Mukherjee submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Mukherjee, the UPA candidate for the Prez polls enjoys the support of the SP, the BSP, the JDU, the Shiv Sena, the CPI(M), Forward Block and some other parties.
Mr Pranab Mukherjee will file nomination papers for the Presidential election on June 28, 2012.
The returning officer rejected the nomination of Jeevan Kumar Mittal of Delhi for not submitting certified copy of electoral roll entry. He has also not deposited the security money of 15000 rupees.
33 nominations have been filed by 31 candidates, but 8 candidate’s nominations were rejected by the Returning Officer. Former speaker P A Sangma have also not filed his nomination for the Presidential Election yet.