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Mukherjee has majority support in northeast


Agartala: UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee has won the support of all key regional parties in the northeast, Congress leader Luizinho Faleiro said here.

Of the eight northeastern states, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur are ruled by the Congress.

The CPI-M rules Tripura, the Naga Peoples Front (NPF)-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) governs Nagaland while the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) is in power in Sikkim.

Faleiro, who is accompanying Mukherjee in his election campaign, told reporters: “(Mukherjee) met most Congress chief ministers, senior party leaders and leaders of the important regional parties.”