New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Thursday said the Presidential election will be a 'one-sided' contest and United Progressive Alliance (UPA)'s candidate Pranab Mukherjee will enjoy a thumping victory'.
"It (Presidential election) will be a thumping win for Pranab Mukherjee," Bansal said while addressing a press conference on Thursday.
"The poll will be a one-sided contest," he said.
Mukherjee on Thursday filed his nominations for the election accompanied by high profile politicians and the Prime Minister and later thanked all the political parties who supported him irrespective of their ideological differences.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and other senior ministers and politicians accompanied Mukherjee as he filed his nomination in Parliament House.
Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose support to Mukherjee was crucial for his selection by the UPA, was also present at the nomination filing function.