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TMC, SP team up to checkmate Cong

Sonia proposes names of Pranab & Ansari key allies deliver a googly by naming Manmohan, Kalam and Somnath

Making the contest for Rashtrapati Bhavan more complex, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief, Mulayam Singh Yadav, and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, on Wednesday got together and shot at Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s hopes to become the President. The chronology of the day’s events around the Presidential election went like this: Banerjee met Congress President Sonia Gandhi; came out to announce Mukherjee was Gandhi’s first choice for President, and Ansari the second; Banerjee called on Yadav; and then came the bombshell — ...