Prez poll: Pranab calls Mahto, seeks support

Ranchi: UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee has sought support from Jharkhand Deputy Chief Minister and AJSU party president Sudesh Mahto for his candidature, a senior party leader said today.

"Pranab Mukherjee yesterday called our president Sudesh Mahto over phone and sought support from the Ajsu party," party`s vice president Praveen Prabhakar said.

Though he did not disclose details of the conversation between the two leaders, Prabhakar said Ajsu favours a consensus candidate. "Our party leader`s opinion is that there should be a consensus on candidate, and all parties should discuss over it," he said.

The Ajsu party, which has six MLAs in the 82-member Jharkhand assembly (including a nominated MLA), is a constituent in the BJP-led state government.