MOHSINA & SOZ LOBBY FOR V- P.THOUGH he lost to Pranab Mukherjee Pranab Kumar Mukherjee (Bengali: প্রণব কুমার মুখার্জী in the UPA's presidential nomination race, a section of Congress leaders back incumbent Hamid Ansari for a second term as the Vice- President ( V- P). But many other senior Congress leaders are also eyeing the post and have already started lobbying.
Sources said senior Congress leader Mohsina Kidwai and president of the party's Jammu and Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir: see Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir
State (pop., 2001: 10,143,700), northern India. With an area of 39,146 sq mi (101,387 sq km), it occupies the southern portion of the Kashmir region of the northwestern Indian subcontinent and is unit Saifuddin Soz called on Mukherjee separately on Saturday.
Both are among those pushing their candidature.
An indication that the Congress may pitch for a second term for Ansari came from AICC AICC anti-inhibitor coagulant complex. general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Sunday.
During a TV interview, when asked about such a possibility, he said: " It is not a bad idea. Ansari has conducted himself admirably as a vice- president."
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