Mukherjee gets rousing welcome in Bbsr

Bhubaneswar: UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee was accorded a rousing welcome by the state Congress leaders in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. A bevy of Congress state heavyweights like union minister Srikant Jena, PCC president Niranjan Patnaik and AICC-in-charge Jagdish Tytler were present at the airport to receive the former union finance minister.

Mukherjee, who arrived in Bhubaneswar one-hour behind schedule, went straight to the Congress headquarters where he was accorded a grand welcome with tribal dancers swinging to traditional beats. Mukherjee was then addressed party leaders in a close-door meeting. There was tremendous enthusiasm at Congress headquarters to greet Mukherjee.