New Delhi: NCP leader PA Sangma on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the election of Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee as the President of India.

The petition filed by Sangma has contended that Mukherjee was holding the office of profit as the chairman of Indian Statistical Institute when he had entered into the race for the President.

BJP leader and senior advocate Satpal Jain, who was Sangma's campaign in-charge during the Presidential election said the petition has sought a direction for setting aside the Mukherjee's election as the President.

Jain said in his petition Sangma has sought that Mukherjee election should be set aside and in his place he should be elected unopposed as the President.


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