Pranab vows to defend Constitution

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said that he would protect, preserve and defend the Constitution of India with all his might.

   “Indian Constitution is not an instrument merely to run the administration but it is perhaps the most magnificent Magna Carta of our socio economic life. As the President of the country I shall preserve, protect and defend the constitution with all my might. We want your best wishes and support so that I can carry on with my responsibility,” Mukherjee, in his first visit to the state after becoming President, said at the felicitation programme at Netaji Indoor Stadium on Friday.

Addressing the ceremony, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reminisced over her long political and personal association with Mukherjee.

  “It is a protocol to address as President as Sir. But I really don't know what to say whether President Pranab Mukherjee or Pranabda, as I am habituated,” said Banerjee. "I still can't believe that our own Pranabda has become President. We are very happy. We have very fond memories, sometimes he used to scold us, sometimes he used to advise me, sometimes we both used to quarrel," she said.

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