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Sonia meets PM as DMK chief leaves for Chennai

In the wake of DMK stand on providing outside support to UPA, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday held fresh discussions with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the vexed issue of portfolio allocation.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2009 11:25 AM IST

In the wake of DMK stand on providing outside support to UPA, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday held fresh discussions with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the vexed issue of portfolio allocation.

Gandhi drove down to Singh's official Racecourse Road residence along with her political secretary Ahmed Patel.

The meeting comes in the wake of key ally DMK, with 18 MPs, deciding to extend outside support to the UPA as its talks with the Congress on ministerial berths fell through.

DMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and his son and MP from Madurai, M Azhagiri, left for Chennai this morning.

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