Sangma challenges Mukherjee’s election

New Delhi: Purno Sangma today moved the Supreme Court challenging Pranab Mukherjee’s election as the president saying he held an office of profit while filing his nomination papers.

Sangma, a former Lok Sabha speaker, said Mukherjee was chairman of the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata when he plunged into the presidential race.

Sangma added that during the election process, Mukherjee was also leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party in the Lok Sabha.

Sangma wants the presidential result to be declared null and void and that he (Sangma) should be declared the Indian president.

-IANS

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