Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Kumar Mukherjee ( born December 11, 1935, West Bengal, India) is the current Finance Minister of India. Read more

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Pranab admits eyeing PM's post, was reluctant to work under Manmohan

New Delhi, Oct 18

Former President Pranab Mukherjee expected to be chosen as Prime Minister on two occasions -- first in 2004 when the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) came to power, and later in 2012 ahead of the Presidential election, he writes in his latest book "Coalition Years: 1996-2012".

AMU a good example of Indian nationalism: Pranab

Aligarh, Oct 17

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a perfect example of Indian nationalism and ethos, former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday.

When Pranab riled Sonia Gandhi by meeting Bal Thackeray

New Delhi, Oct 16

Congress President Sonia Gandhi was upset with Pranab Mukherjee for meeting with late Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray, despite being advised by her against doing so before his election as President of India in 2012, the third volume of his autobiography has revealed.

Gujarat riots derailed BJP in 2004: Pranab

New Delhi, Oct 15

The 2002 riots in Gujarat was "possibly the biggest blot" on the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and that could have cost the BJP the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, says former President Pranab Mukherjee.

Kesri's ambition to become PM was why Gujral government fell: Pranab

New Delhi, Oct 14

The Congress under the late Sitaram Kesri pulled down I.K. Gujral's United Front government in 1997 for his refusal to drop the DMK from his cabinet because of Kesri's personal ambition to become Prime Minister, former President Pranab Mukherjee suggests in his latest book.

Book account of how an individual saw political drama unfolding: Pranab

New Delhi, Oct 13

Terming the 10 years of UPA rule under Congress as "successful", former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday that his latest autobiography was an account of how an individual saw the political drama unfolding and tried to steer clear of any personal details.

Pranab had every reason for grievance over PM post: Manmohan

New Delhi, Oct 13

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who had pipped Pranab Mukherjee in 2004, on Friday said the former President had every reason to feel the grievance that he was better qualified than him for the prime minister's post and the two had no serious differences on any matter during the UPA government.

Rahul to take over as Congress President, indicates Sonia

New Delhi, Oct 13

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday indicated that her son Rahul will soon take over as party chief.

HRD Minister presents to ex-President anthology of his convocation addresses

New Delhi, Oct 12

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar here on Thursday presented to former President Pranab Mukherjee an anthology of his convocation addresses as the Head of State.

Third volume of Pranab's autobiography to come out on Friday

New Delhi, Oct 12

The third volume of former President Pranab Mukherjee's autobiography titled "The Coalition Years -- 1996-2012" will be released on Friday in the presence of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and leaders of non-BJP parties.

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