House congratulates Pranab-da

PTI, PANAJI | 23 July 2012 20:10 IST

Goa Legislative Assembly today congratulated President-elect Pranab Mukherjee upon his election victory.

"Mukherjee is a seasoned politician with long experience of Delhi politics," said Speaker Rajendra Arlekar, while declaring that the motion congratulating Mukherjee had been passed unanimously.

India will step into a new era under Mukherjee's guidance, he said.

Leader of Opposition Pratapsingh Rane (Congress), who tabled the motion, said Mukherjee was the right person for President's office, which is a position of responsibility.

BJP MLA Vishnu Surya Wagh claimed that there was a cross-voting in Goa from Congress in favour of the opposition-backed candidate P A Sangma.

"The cross-voting should be a concern for Congress," he said, while supporting the motion.

Several other legislators including former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, Mauvin Godinho, Ramakrishna Dhavalikar and Vishwajit Rane spoke on the motion.

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