Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will resign on Sunday from his post to file his nomination papers for the President poll. The UPA nominee is currently in West Bengal seeking support of Trinamool Congress, the key ally of Congress.
Pranab visited his homeland ahead of his resignation terming it as the last visit to his state as the Finance Minister. "This is my last visit to Kolkata as the Finance Minister because I am going to demit my office on June 24. After that I will not be able to speak anything either on government or on party matters," he said today.
He will file his nomination papers for the Presidential election on June 28. He will file four sets of nomination papers, each having 50 proposers and seconders. The poll will be held on July 19.
Pranab is backed by Non-UPA partners like Samjawadi Party, BSP, besides other parties like CPI (M), AIFB, JD (U), Shiv Sena. However, the TMC has denied giving its support to Pranab as the President of India.