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President to go 'home' for two days

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

President heads to for a brief two-day visit on Friday for what could be his last visit to his home state as India's first citizen, officials said today.

Mukherjee, who demits office in less than two weeks on July 25, will stay for a night in Jangipur, from where he made his debut as a member in 2004.


The president will inaugurate a rural football tournament and distribute LPG connections, officials at said.

His son Abhijit Mukherjee won the Jangipur constituency twice after his father became president in 2012.

The president will also inaugurate the Satya Bharti School-Kanidighi on Friday and attend a function at Military Station in Nabogram before returning, the officials said.

Mukherjee, an avid history student and a teacher, entered political life in 1969 as a member. He won his first in 2004 from Jangipur and then again in 2009 from the same constituency.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 17:58 IST
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