New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma's petition challenging the election of Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee as the President of India.

Sangma has claimed that Pranab's election violated rules as he held an office of profit at the time of filing his nomination.

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.

The tribal leader from Meghalaya, who had lost the Presidential poll, had sought a direction for setting aside Mukherjee's election as the President and declaring him as elected to the post.

Pranab has filed an affidavit in the Apex Court refuting that claim.


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