Pranab will win, says Chidambaram; Sibal meets Mamata
"Please don't bring Trinamool Congress into this. Pranab Mukherjee will win by bagging more than 65 percent of the votes," Chidambaram told a media meet at the Press Club here, to queries asked whether the United Progressive Alliance nominee can coast to victory without the Trinamool's backing.
To a query on whether the Trinamool would extend support to Mukherjee, he replied: "One way or the other, he will get over 65 percent of the valid votes".
Sibal, who was also present at the media conference, said "That's the percentage of votes that he (Mukherjee) is sure to get."
Sibal, who arrived here in the morning, went to the state secretariat, Writers' Buildings, for talks with Banerjee, the West Bengal Chief Minister. However, he denied having met Banerjee to garner support for Mukherjee for the July 19 presidential poll.
JD(U) Chief Sharad Yadav stated that his party is not bothered by the reports of a possible alliance between the Congress, RJD and LJP for Bihar elections. Yadav added that there is always competition whenever there is an election.
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