Pranab 100 per cent fittest for Prez post: Vasan

Chennai: Describing Pranab Mukherjee as "100 per cent fittest" for the Presidency, Shipping Minister G K Vasan today said opposition should support and unanimously elect him.

"With his long experience, Pranab Mukherjee, who has held a number of positions, is 100 per cent fittest for the post. All parties should support him," Vasan told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

Slamming opposition for failing to select a contender for the post even after 48 hours, he said UPA would work for Mukherjee`s success. Asked who would replace Mukherjee as Finance Minister, he said UPA leadership and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would take a decision.