It felt like a general election: Pranab

July 22nd, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Pranab Mukherjee New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) India’s president-elect Pranab Mukherjee Sunday thanked people across the country for his victory and said that with emotions running high it felt like another general election.

“I am very happy. I thank everybody for their love and support. I thank all the people of my country,” Mukherjee told a Bengali news channel.

“In the last one month I have covered the entire country. And with the emotions and feelings that I have sensed in the common people revolving round this presidential election, it felt like it was not a presidential election but a general election.

“I am very happy, and I will strive to live up to the expectations and faith that people have bestowed on me,” Mukherjee said in his first comments.

Mukherjee will be India’s 13th president. He had crossed the halfway mark and has scored more than 558,000 votes, officials said Sunday as counting continued.

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