The name of Mukherjee, who is also the leader of the Lok Sabha is prominently doing the rounds as a presidential candidate alongwith the Vice-President Hamid Ansari. Mukherjee was in a relaxed mood while having an informal chat with reporters at the dinner hosted by Parliamentary Affairs Minister PK Bansal.
When asked whether he sees a contest in the next presidential election as the name NCP leader PA Sangma has been announced by the BJD and AIDMK, he wondered when the presidential elections have gone uncontested. "I do not think there has been an uncontested presidential elections..."
He also recalled in earlier days when Dharti Pakad used to be a permanent fixer till the rules were amended. He steered the clear of questions when the government is bringing Lokpal Bill in the RS.