Friday, June 22, 2007

Sikkim MP sign nomination papers of Ms. Patil

NEW DELHI: The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and Left parties on Thursday rejected the United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) suggestion that President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam be given a second term.
There was no discordant note from the ruling combine. All the UPA constituents and Left parties contacted by the UNPA had the stock reply.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India told the UNPA that they would not reconsider nomination of the former Rajasthan Governor, Pratibha Patil.

Sign papers
Among those who signed Ms. Patil’s nomination papers on Thursday were: Mr. Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi, Mr. Pawar, Basudeb Acharia of the CPI(M), Minister of State for External Affairs and Indian Union Muslim League secretary E. Ahamad, Hemlal Murmu of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Nakul Das of the Sikkim Democratic Front and Ramdas Athawale of the Republican Party of India (A).
Though not part of the UPA, Rashtriya Lok Dal president Ajit Singh also signed her nomination papers.
Sitaram Yechury of the CPI (M) and Gurudas Dasgupta of the CPI are scheduled to sign on Friday at External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s residence