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After boycott of CMs' meet, Mayawati, PM to come face-to-face

lucknow Updated: Jul 02, 2010 18:34 IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati will come face to face with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday, four months after she boycotted a chief ministers' meet called by him on the price rise issue.

Mayawati, along with Governor B L Joshi, will receive the prime minister who will be arriving in the state to attend the convocation ceremony at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur on Saturday.

They would receive the prime minister at Chakeri airport.

The chief minister would be receiving the prime minister and her programme has been finalised, sources in the state information department said.

They, however, added that it would be a courtsey meeting and no political meaning should be read into it.

This would be the first time when Mayawati would come face to face with Singh after staying away from the February 6 meeting with the prime minister on price rise issue.

Blaming Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar for inflation, Mayawati had demanded his resignation as a pre-condition to attend the chief ministers' meeting.