Manmohan meets Sonia to discuss Cabinet formation

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi
May 20, 2004 05:16 PM IST

However, after the meet, the Prime Minister-designate didn't speak to the waiting media. Life & Times

Prime Minister designate Manmohan Singh on Thursday held a two-hour meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi for discussions on his Cabinet that will include members of allied parties.

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Emerging from the meeting at Gandhi's 10, Janpath residence, Singh accompanied by Kamal Nath, drove off without speaking to the waiting media.

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Kamal Nath said the meeting was in the nature of consultations to discuss Cabinet formation but declined to elaborate.

Earlier in the morning, Singh had stated that he has asked the President for a day or two for constituting the Council of Ministers for a possible oath-taking on Saturday.

Major allies like DMK, RJD and LJSP have already decided to join the Congress-led coalition government.

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