Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh late tonight, the second time in a day, amidst speculation that he may resign.
Tharoor drove into the Race Course residence of the Prime Minister moments after Singh held a meeting of the Congress Core group including Sonia Gandhi.
The meeting discussed continuance of the minister in the wake of controversy over allotment of sweat equity of the value of Rs 70 crore to his friend Sunanda Pushkar by the IPL Kochi franchise.
First Gandhi met Singh one-on-one before the Core Group discussions. Tharoor, whose removal has been demanded by the Opposition on grounds of corruption, had met Singh at noon to give his side of the story.
There was no official word on all these meetings.