Pranab receives tumultuous welcome on arrival in Kolkata

June 22nd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Pranab Mukherjee Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and United Progressive Alliance presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee arrived in the city Friday night to a tumultuous welcome by Congress workers.

Mukherjee, who flew into the city airport at 8.40 p.m., was received by about 2,500-3,000 Congress workers with bouquets and garlands.

In a cheerful mood, Mukherjee took the flowers from the activists and waved back to them before heading for his residence in south Kolkata’s Dhakuria.

He is scheduled to leave for his village Mirati in Birbhum district Saturday where he would attend a puja ceremony in his ancestral home. He will also seek blessings from elder sister Annapurna Banerjee, who lives in Parota village neighbouring Mirati.

Mukherjee is likely to hold a meeting with Congress workers on his return to Kolkata.

He is slated to visit Belur Math, global headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission Sunday morning before returning to Delhi.

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