Pranab Mukherjee is Congress's first choice for president
Banerjee disclosed the details after meeting Gandhi at her 10 Janpath residence. Banerjee also made it clear that she would not commit to any name without first consulting Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.
"I spoke to Sonia in detail... Sonia-ji told me that Congress's first choice is Pranab Mukherjee and Hamid Ansari is second," Banerjee told reporters after the meeting that lasted about 50 minutes.
"I told her we cannot say anything. I am going to meet Mulayam Singh Yadav (Samajwadi Party chief) and will talk to him and Trinamool Congress and then will reveal our decision," the Trinamool chief said.
She was accompanied by Railway Minister Mukul Roy.
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