New Delhi, June 15: family members of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday expressed their joy and happiness over him being nominated as the candidate for the post of president by the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
There were scenes of celebration at the Mukherjee household, as family members distributed sweets among those present.
Family members said that they were confident about Mukherjee fullfilling his responsibilities as president,if he was elected on July 22.
Mukherjee’s wife, Suvra Mukherjee, said that she was very happy over the announcement, but preferred to stay far away from politics. She said that she rarely saw her husband of 55 years, as he was a very busy man.
She also said that there was no question of anyone in the Mukherjee household or Mukherjee himself going forward to appeal to politicians or parties, including Mamata Banerjee, to extend support for his candidature for president.
The Mukherjees have two sons, Abhijit and Indrajit, and a daughter Sharmista. (ANI)