Birbhum (WB), Sep 26 (PTI) Former president Pranab Mukherjee today arrived at his ancestral house in Mirati in Birbhum district to celebrate Durga Puja.Also Read - 4 held in connection with election-related killing in Birbhum

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Stringent security measures were taken by the district police and administration in view of the former president’s visit, police said. Also Read - Case against Bengal BJP leader for carrying arms in Ram Navami procession: Police

Birbhum District Magistrate P Mohangandhi and Superintendent of Police N Sudheer Kumar welcomed Mukherjee, a police officer said.

Mukherjee reached Mirati to attend ‘Maha Sasthi’ puja after taking rest at his elder sister Annapurna Banerjee’s house at Kirnahar.

He exchanged greetings with the villagers, relatives and acquaintances at his Mirati house.

“This is not just a family affair. The villagers and our neighbours participate equally during the four days of Durga Puja,” Abhijit Mukherjee, the former president’s son and Jangipur MP, said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.