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Mukherjee confident of NE support

Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee on Friday pined hopes on overwhelming support from the north east legislators for the polls slated for July 19.

Beside marathon meeting with the chief ministers from Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Assam along with other leaders of the party from Nagaland, Manipur, he called on All India United Democratic Front leaders and sought their support.

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, his Meghalaya, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh counterparts Dr Mukul Sangma, Lalthanhawala and Nabam Tuki assured him their support.

Earlier, he was received by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Assam Congress president Bhubneswar Kalita along with other senior leaders when he landed at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.

After a brief halt, he attended a party function at Sankardev Kalakhetra where he was felicitated.

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