New Delhi: As part of efforts to secure maximum support for Pranab Mukherjee in the Presidential poll, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday held consultations with Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
The UPA candidate will be visiting Ranchi for campaigning on July 12 and the RJD leader has been asked by Sonia, who is also the alliance chairperson, to be present there at that time, Prasad later said.
Mukherjee, will come to Ranchi from Bhubaneswar in Odisha where he will be canvassing support the previous day, he said. Ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha is supporting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-backed opposition candidate PA Sangma for the top post.
Prasad was present at Parliament House earlier in the day when Mukherjee filed his nomination papers.