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CM calls on Rajeswar

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav today called on Governor TV Rajeswar at the Raj Bhawan. Though officials described the meeting between the two as courtesy call, it is being viewed as an attempt by the CM to sort out differences with the Raj Bhawan. Yadav and Rajeswar were together for nearly 30 minutes, said a senior officer.

india Updated: Dec 02, 2006 01:47 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav today called on Governor TV Rajeswar at the Raj Bhawan.

Though officials described the meeting between the two as courtesy call, it is being viewed as an attempt by the CM to sort out differences with the Raj Bhawan. Yadav and Rajeswar were together for nearly 30 minutes, said a senior officer.

The two met for the first time since the governor’s observations on UP’s law and order situation at the recently-held Police Week.

So far as the CM is concerned, he was meeting Rajeswar after levelling allegations against the governor for sending a report to the Centre to dismiss his government and impose President’s rule in the state.

The two, according to souces, also talked about the recently-concluded panchayat and urban local bodies election. It was not clear if the two had discussion on giving an extension to state election commissioner Aparmita Prasad Singh, who is due to retire on December 10. Singh had met the CM before he left for the Raj Bhawan.

According to sources, the CM and the governor also discussed the law and order situation in the state, especially the situation in Kanpur after desecration of Ambedkar statue there. Importance is also being attached to the meeting as the CM had met the Chief Election Commissioner at New Delhi on Thursday. SP leaders are hopeful that the EC would consider Yadav’s demand for Vidhan Sabha election in February.