Meanwhile, Mukherjee, who visited his ancestral home in Birbhum district in West Bengal on Saturday morning, said in Kolkata later in the day that he was ready to talk to Banerjee seeking the latter's support to his candidature. "If required, I will definitely talk to her," he said. Mukherjee is scheduled to visit the Belur Math and also meet West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan on Sunday.
Intense drama had unfolded in the national capital last week after Banerjee met Congress president Sonia Gandhi on the probable presidential candidate and stood stubborn on not supporting Pranab Mukherjee. She also had a temporary alliance with the Samajwadi Party, which although did not pay off. She instead proposed former President A P J Abdul Kalam's name for the top office.