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Pranab speaks to CPI-M leaders Buddhadeb, Biman Bose

PTI 22 Jun 2012, 10:51:06 IST
Kolkata, Jun 14:  Amid political developments over selection of the Presidential race nominee, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is reported to be Congress' first choice as candidate, on Thursday telephoned senior CPI(M) leaders Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Biman Bose.

“Pranab Mukherjee telephoned Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Thursday morning from Delhi,” CPI(M) sources told PTI.  

A senior Left leader said that Mukherjee also spoke over telephone to Left Front chairman Biman Bose.  

The sources said the issue of the Presidential election figured after SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee have rejected Congress president Sonia Gandhi's two choices and announced three names instead for the highest Constitutional post.