Chennai: DMK on Saturday gave its backing to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as UPA's presidential candidate.

"If he is the candidate of the UPA coalition, the DMK will not hesitate to back his candidature," DMK chief M Karunanidhi told reporters here.

Asked about his earlier observation that his party favoured a "good President" and whether Mukherjee could be the one, the DMK chief said, "I have no objection. But there has been no decision on the presidential candidate."

The DMK leader, whose party is a key partner in the UPA-led government at the Centre, recalled that he had invited the Finance Minister as early as in 1969 for a conference on state autonomy.


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