PM meets Prez, discusses budget session
Ahead of the parliament session beginning on Monday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday met President Pratibha Patil and discussed the upcoming budget session.
The meeting - the first between the two leaders after the results of the assembly elections in five states were announced on March 6 - lasted for 30 minutes, officials said.
"The two leaders discussed about the upcoming budget session. They also discussed various other issues of national and international importance," a Rashtrapati Bhawan spokesperson said in a statement in New Delhi.