JANGIPUR

  • WB: President's son faces tough poll battle in 'bidi' town April 21, 2014

    After barely scraping through in 2012 bypolls on his father Pranab Mukherjee vacating the seat, Abhijit Mukherjee is now facing a stern test to rid himself of 'President's son' tag in this minority-dominated 'bidi' town where he is pitted against six Muslim rivals, among others. The Lok Sabha seat is all...
  • TMC will not leave an inch to any opposition nominee: Mamata Banerjee April 20, 2014

    Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Sunday asserted that her party would not leave an inch to any opposition candidate in any seat, including Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency where President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit is the Congress candidate. "BJP, Congress and CPI(M) are playing got-up matches. But we are not into any such game," she said...
  • Being President's son always puts pressure to perform, says Abhijit Mukherjee April 17, 2014

    Being son of a president always puts added pressure on him to perform as a public representative and carrying on the work started by his father is the biggest challenge ahead, Congress candidate from Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee has said. "Being the son of a stalwart like Pranab Mukherjee is always an...
  • Jangipur bypoll: Pranab's son Abhijit wins October 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress candidate and son of President Pranab Mukherjee, Abhijit won the Jangipur Lok Sabha bypoll by a slender margin of 2,536 votes on Saturday. Abhijit was leading by a margin of 6541 votes at end of the counting of votes in the ninth round, reports earlier in the day...
  • Jangipur bypoll: Pranab Mukherjee's son leads October 13, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit was leading by a margin of 6541 votes at end of the counting of votes in the ninth round in the Jangipur Lok Sabha bypoll, reports said on Saturday. There was slight nervousness in the Congress camp after, at the end of votecounting in...
  • 60 pc voting in bypoll in Pranab's son's constituency October 11, 2012

    Kolkata: Sixty per cent polling was recorded in the byelection to Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal on Wednesday where President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee, as the Congress candidate, was locked in a multicornered contest with 11 others. The polling recorded this time, however, was far less as compared...
  • WB: TMC not to fight against Cong in Jangipur September 23, 2012

    Jangipur: Despite severing of ties between both the parties, the Trinamool Congress didn't put up any candidate for the Jangipur bypoll against Congress nominee Abhijit Mukherjee, son of President Pranab Mukherjee. Trinamool district president Md Ali said, "This was Pranab babu's seat. And the candidate now is his son, so as...
  • Pranab's son wants to contest from his LS seat July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Presidentelect Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit has reportedly expressed desire to contest the Lok Sabha seat from his father's constituency, Jangipur. The seat fell vacant after Pranab was elected to be India's next President. Murshidabad strongman Adhir Choudhary has already offered to support him. Abhijit is currently an MLA from Nalhati in...
  • UPA can form next Govt with Left support: Pranab April 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday did not rule out the possibility of the partyled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) forming the next government with the support of the Left parties, saying "everything is possible". "I am not an astrologer, I cannot predict what is going to happen. In...
  • Pranab ropes in ad agency for poll campaign March 23, 2009

    Kolkata: In an effort to lend a professional touch to his election campaign in Jangipur, West Bengal Congress president Pranab Mukherjee has roped in an advertising agency which has chalked out audiovisual and road shows for him. The External Affairs Minister has already participated in some of the road shows...
  • Pranab reaches Jangipur for election campaign March 22, 2009

    Jangipur (West Bengal): External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee is busy campaigning these days. Sixtyodd kilometer border that Jangipur shares with Bangaldesh was among the first places that the leader visited for election campaign. Mukherjee's flair in representing the government in national and international forum was equally visible in his efforts...
  • I may not fight elections again: Pranab Mukherjee March 20, 2009

    Jangipur (West Bengal): Striking an emotional cord with his electorate, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday hinted that these Lok Sabha elections could be the last hurrah of his long political career. "I have been in the Government for a long time. I have been a Parliament member for 3738...