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Jaya meets PM; new equation on the cards?

delhi Updated: Jun 14, 2011 12:27 IST
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today paid a visit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a day after she arrived in Delhi and met leaders of both allies and rival parties.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, BJP leader Ravi Shanker Prasad and CPI leader D Raja among the personalities who met the AIADMK supremo during her first visit here after last month's elections.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi's congratulatory telephone call to Jayalalithaa after her spectacular victory in the assembly polls fuelled speculation of a meeting between the two during her first visit here.

But Gandhi is said to be away from the capital and a meeting between the two is unlikely now.

While Dikshit declined to comment on the meeting, Prasad, who was accompanied by his wife, described it as a courtesy call.

"Occasionally we talked about national politics. We reflected upon the current general situation of the country", he said.

Prasad said he told her that her party's victory was a victory for democracy because it was earlier stated that DMK could retain power on the strength of money power.

On the meeting, he said when he had called to congratulate her, she had said she would meet him when she was in Delhi.