Kolkata: A Congress minister in the Mamata Banerjee government informed UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee of the decision by Trinamool Congress chief to support him as soon as it was announced on Tuesday.

"I immediately on-passed the good news to Pranabda over phone," Irrigation minister Manas Bhunia said.

Welcoming Banerjee's support, Bhunia said "We are very happy today as her party's support will ensure a comfortable victory for the UPA nominee in the presidential poll."

"She has taken the right decision at the right time eliminating all differences in the UPA government. Today is a memorable day and history is going to be created on July 19," he said.


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